Japan's Hyabusa 2 Asteroid Explorer Receives Earth Gravity Assist

HOUSTON – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will spend a week assessing the trajectory of the Hayabusa 2 asteroid explorer mission spacecraft after a scheduled flyby of the Earth early Dec. 3. The flyby will provide a gravity assist on Hayabusa 2’s outbound journey to the asteroid Ryugu...

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