Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Aborts Asteroid Target Marker Drop

Credit: Hayabusa 2: JAXA
Japan is investigating why its Hayabusa 2 sample return mission autonomously aborted its descent to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu late May 15 U.S. time. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) probe was attempting to deploy a target marker to facilitate an attempt to collect recently...

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