Hayabusa2 Rovers Successfully Explore Asteroid Ryugu

After deploying a trio of small rovers to explore asteroid Ryugu , Japan’s Hayabusa2 mothership is poised to descend to the asteroid’s surface itself late this month to begin collecting samples for return to Earth. Launched in December 2014, Hayabusa2—whose shadow on the surface of the 0.6-mi-long...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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