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 (1999 JU3).

Hayabusa2 was launched in December 2014 and rendezvoused at near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu in June 2018. The spacecraft carries multiple payloads for science: remote sensing, sampling, and lander/rovers-four small probes that will investigate the asteroid surface.

Hayabusa2 will survey the asteroid for a year and a half, departing in December 2019, and return to Earth in December 2020.


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Hyabusa2-fig1.jpg Asteroid Ryugu from an altitude of 6km. Image was captured with the Optical Navigation Camera - Telescopic (ONC-T) on July 20, 2018.

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.

hayabusa2_overview_01.jpg Spacecraft

hayabusa2_overview_02.jpg Lander

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