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Mission: Hayabusa 2
pandaneko
post May 17 2016, 09:57 AM
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Apparently, there is a new JAXA web page where you can look at Hayabusa2 position and the target position.

The article I found by chance said:

Right now, Hayabusa 2 is flying at 26.37km/second. Distance to earth at 11:00 on 17 May 2016 is approx. 2704x10,000
km, and the distance left is approx. 9820x10,000km.

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post Jan 2 2018, 03:54 AM
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I have somehow associated the arrival timing of Hayabusa2 with the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020, but I chance discovered last year
that Hayabusa2 will be arriving some time in the end of June to early July of this year.

During this period I will be walking again on the Flame Mountain in China west and from last year's experience in China
I will not be able to use internet properly. Shame...
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post Mar 1 2018, 01:18 PM
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The asteroid is now coming into view.
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post Mar 1 2018, 04:57 PM
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in English: Hayabusa2 has detected Ryugu!
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pandaneko
post Apr 14 2018, 12:52 PM
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Apparently, Hayabusa 2 is now only at Moon-Earth distance from the asteroid. I remember it looked like a dot
only a month or so ago. Is Hayabusa 2 that fast?

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post Apr 14 2018, 01:52 PM
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No, it's that slow. It will still take a month to reach Ryugu. With an ion engine you don't scream up to the target and then slam the brakes on!

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post Apr 15 2018, 04:18 AM
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Yup. At current relative velocity as of right now, about 25.75 days to get there.

Still...getting close! smile.gif


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post Apr 16 2018, 01:07 AM
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There was an article in today's newspaper here. Students in the control room are being trained in more than 50
emergency operations using a model called Ryuguroid and the firing of the copper plate is scheduled
to take place in March next year (2019) with live (with 20 minutes delay) viewing.

I no longer remember the name of the first steroid. It was light in appearance, but this Ryugu is expected
to be dark.

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post Apr 18 2018, 12:46 AM
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Hyabusa 1 visited asteroid Itokawa. smile.gif


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post Today, 03:59 AM
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There is a tiny article in today's local newspaper. Hayabusa 2 will arrive at Ryugu on 21 June and stop at 20km
above it The first landing (of what it does not say) will take place in September. My guess is that it is the battery
powered MASCOT, presumably befoe battery goes flat.

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