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Japanese probe hits an asteroid to capture a specimen – Spaceflight Now
Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 landed on the asteroid on Thursday for more than 200 million miles from Earth and launched a bullet to scoop a rocky specimen, successfully completing one of the mission's most complex maneuvers before turning the asteroid back to earth researchers. in December of 2020
The spacecraft held on Ryu's surface for only a few minutes before releasing amplifiers to climb from the asteroid. The Hayabusa 2 ground command in Sagamihari, Japan, was noted when the radio signals were given off from the probe, indicating that the maneuver with the touch and lift was without closures, pleasing engineers who thoroughly planned – and then redefined – the exact landing of the spacecraft.
] "The hand of mankind has now reached a new star," said Yuichi Zuda, Hayabusa 2 project manager at the Japanese Aerospace Research Agency, or JAXA, through an interpreter. "JAXA succeeded in the operation (i) landing Hayabusa 2 in Ryugu, and collecting samples from Ryugu."
Acting on their own, Hayabusa 2 descended to Ryugu in the glacial pace on Thursday, hit its expected elevation and speed mark before contacting the surface at 2229 GMT (5:29 pm EST). Eighteen minutes later, a change in the signal coming from Hayabusa 2 indicated that it had reached the surface and began to climb, causing applause from thoughtful scientists in the control room. the surface of the asteroid, allowing Hayabusa 2 to shoot their own jets of control, steering the ship towards a dense landing zone, surrounded by dangerous boulders.