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Tanpopo

#Overview
JAXA TANPOPO mission is an astrobiological experiment consists of exposure and micrometeoroid capture experiments on the International Space Station.
We are going to capture microbes esaped from Earth and micrometeorite coming from space.
We test the survivability of microbes and organic matters at ISS altitude.

See the following site (in Japanese)
TANPOPO mission (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences)
for more details.

We deal with data produced during initial analysis of samples of the micrometeoroid capture experiment.
This application compiles a database of the obtained data and performs a search to display the results.
It is composed of the backend side which compiles a database and returns the results, and front side which performs a search to display the results.
Development was started from backend by a graduate student of UoA, Mr. Shigeru Nakano [1] [2].
Development has been continued in PBL courses supported by FY2017-19 Coordination Funds for Promoting AeroSpace Utilizaiton, MEXT, Japan [3].
"Aizu Laboratory, Inc." [4] supports development of the software.
A lot of advices from project members of JAXA "TANPOPO" and "TANPOPO2" mission are given.

#Download
Here, we release and distribute source code of TANPOPO DB's frontend (tanpopoDB_frontend_v1.0.0) as an open source educational material.
You need to build operating environment by yourself and generate execution file for using this application.
Required items for building operating environment are as flollows;
- macOS
- homebrew
- Node.js
Latest version Download size ~5MB
Please check detailed procedures of building operating environment, compiling and execution in #Documents/“InstallationTanpopo_ja.pdf”.

#Release Notes
2019.9.25 JAXA TANPOPO mission tanpopoDB_frontend_v1.0.0 released

#Documents
How to use Tanpopo

#Developers and advisors
Tanpopo by Project-based Learning Course “Utilization of Remote Sensing Data”
 Students of Tanpopo developers group in AY2019 First Semester
  Yudai Abe
  Hemmi Honami
  Misuzu Sambe
  Hiroto Saito
  Yuunosuke Miyamoto
  Jun Takahashi
  Shun Kinemuchi
  Yui Ito
  Taiga Takahagi
  Masashi Kumagai
 Teaching/Student Assistants in AY2019
  Takashi Sonoke
  Shintaro Tsunoda
  Tatsuro Kobayashi
 Students of Tanpopo developers group in AY2018
  Jun Takahashi
  Tomoyuki Furukawa
  Yuto Toda
  Chiyonosuke Oyama
 Teaching/Student Assistants in AY2018
  Takashi Sonoke
  Yuya Aoki
  Kentaro Suko
  Ryoya Ito
 Students of Tanpopo developers group in AY2017
  Shigeru Nakano
  Yudai Abe
  Yuji Takebuchi
  Yuto Toda
 Teaching/Student Assistants in AY2017
  Takashi Sonoke
  Yuya Aoki
  Kentaro Suko
  Ryoya Ito
 Supervisors/Advisors
  Kyoko Okudaira (UoA)
  Hirohide Demura (UoA)
  Naru Hirata (UoA)
  Members of JAXA Tanpopo Project
 Coaches for development
  Yukinori Yamaguchi (AY2018 First Semester, Aizu Laboratory, Inc.)
  Misaki Ichikawa (AY2017 Second Semester, Aizu Laboratory, Inc.)

#Contact
arcspace@u-aizu.ac.jp

#License
Copyright (c) 2019 The University of Aizu
JAXA TANPOPO mission tanpopoDB_frontend_v1.0.0 is released under the Berkeley Software Distribution License(BSD).

#Acknowledgements
TANPOPO DB has been developed as a research/educational (PBL) project by students at the University of Aizu.
A lot of advices from project members of JAXA "TANPOPO" and "TANPOPO2" mission are given.
Current TANPOPO project in ARC-Space is composed of students’ research and PBL courses, which are supported by “FY2017-19 Coordination Funds for Promoting AeroSpace Utilizaiton MEXT, Japan".
Aizu Laboratory, Inc. supports development of the application.
We are also supported by National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Astrobiology Center (ABC), “Satellite” programs [5] [6].

#References
[1] Shigeru Nakano, February 2018, Graduation Thesis, the University of Aizu, "Building Database for JAXA TANPOPO Mission"
[2] Kyoko Okudaira, Junya Imani, Yuichi Yaguchi, Yukihiro Ishibashi, Satoshi Sasaki, Hajime Yano, Shigeru Nakano, Naru Hirata, Akihiko Yamagishi, and TANPOPO DA/DB team (Poster presentation)
FY2017 Astrobiology Network Workshop, ISAS/JAXA, Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa, November 16-17, 2017, Special session "TANPOPO"
[3] Coordination Funds for Promoting AeroSpace Utilizaiton, MEXT, Japan (in Japanese) http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/kaihatu/space/jigyou/detail/1347482.htm
[4] Aizu Laboratory, Inc. http://www.aizulab.com
[5] FY2016-2018 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Astrobiology Center (ABC), “Satellite” program
Research theme: Formation of an Astrobiology Research Base Centering Around Analyses of Samples of the First Japanese Astrobiology Space Mission “Tanpopo” (Kensei Kobayashi)
[6] FY2019-2021 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Astrobiology Center (ABC), “Satellite” program (Yoko Kebukawa)