Japan’s robotic asteroid explorer, Hayabusa 2, dipped to within 55 meters of its distant destination, Ryugu, early Sept. 21 to release two small surface rover/hoppers, the first in a sequence of planned interactions with the carbonaceous planetary object whose primordial features could help to explain the origins of the Solar System. Release of the hexagonal mobile explorers from the bottom of the mothership came at 12:06 a.m. EDT, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "JAXA Awaits Word Of Hayabusa 2 Landers’ Fate ".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.