Spacecraft Landing

Hayabusa-2 Sample Returns to Earth

Earth H-IIA 202 | Hayabusa-2

When Hayabusa-2 flies past Earth in December 2020, it will release the capsule spinning at one revolution per three seconds. The capsule will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at 12 km/s and it will deploy a radar-reflective parachute at an altitude of about 10 km, and eject its heat-shield, while transmitting a position beacon signal. The sample capsule will land at the Woomera Test Range in Australia.

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H-IIA 202 | Hayabusa-2

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Dec. 3, 2014, 4:22 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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Hayabusa2 (Japanese: はやぶさ2, "Peregrine falcon 2") is an asteroid sample-return mission operated by the Japanese space agency, JAXA. It follows on from the Hayabusa mission which returned asteroid samples in June 2010. Hayabusa2 carries multiple science payloads for remote sensing, sampling, and four small rovers that investigated the asteroid surface to inform the environmental and geological context of the samples collected.

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