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Mission: Hayabusa 2
Paolo
post Jul 28 2020, 09:44 AM
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more information on the extended mission is available in the latest English press release
http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/enjoy/materia...2_ver14_en2.pdf
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post Jul 28 2020, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jul 22 2020, 11:43 AM) *
Looks like an interesting decision to make: a trajectory with a longer travel time to the rendezvous but another asteroid flyby in the meantime, or a shorter flight time but including a Venus flyby.
Either way, these rocks are absolutely tiny (Half the size of the ISS), definitely the smallest objects ever visited by a spacecraft (including the Didymos moon). Exciting!


Sample return same for either -- Dec 2020. The options are EVEEA: Venus (2024) Asteroid (2029) --or-- EAEEA: Asteroid (2026) Earth (2028) Asteroid (2031)

So not all the earth swingbys are mentioned in either proposal.
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