Spacecraft Event

Hayabusa2 Second sample collection from Ryugu

162173 Ryugu H-IIA 202 | Hayabusa-2

On July 11 the second sample collection from the asteroid 'Ryugu' will occur.

The location is about 20m north of the artificial crater formed by the Small Carry-on Impactor earlier this year.

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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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