Hayabusa2 -  JAXA Mission to Asteroid Ryugu

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Mission Summary
Hayabusa2 is an asteroid sample return mission operated by the Japanese space agency, JAXA. The target is asteroid 162173 Ryugu (formerly designated 1999 JU3). Hayabusa2 is expected to arrive at the target in July 2018, survey the asteroid for a year and a half, land a small probe and three miniature rovers on the surface, and collect samples for return to Earth. Hayabusa2 will depart from the asteroid in December 2019, and return to Earth in December 2020.

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topics_20151005.jpg Hayabusa2 will target a C-type asteroid "Ryugu" to study the origin and evolution of the solar system.

hayabusa2_list_001.jpg Hayabusa2 will bring back a capsule with samples.

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