Japan's Hayabusa2 Successful In Collecting Samples From Asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 Successful In Collecting Samples From Asteroid


Japan has claimed a world first with its Hayabusa 2 probe which made a “perfect” touchdown today on a distant asteroid. Not only that, but the Hayabusa2 probe also collected samples from beneath the surface of the asteroid. This unprecedented mission may help provide more insight about the origins of the solar system.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project manager Yuichi Tsuda said at a news conference that “We’ve collected a part of the solar system’s history,” as subsurface material has never been gathered before from a celestial body that was further away from the moon. Japan has been able to do it successfully in a world first.

Jaxa: Hayabusa2 Has Landed On Ryugu

JAXA: Hayabusa2 has landed on Ryugu

Japan's space agency has announced its space probe Hayabusa2 has successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The probe is on an unprecedented mission to collect underground rock samples.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters on Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Jaxa: Data Indicates Hayabusa2 Has Landed On Ryugu

JAXA: Data indicates Hayabusa2 has landed on Ryugu

Japan's space agency says it has received data suggesting its space probe Hayabusa2 has landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The probe is on an unprecedented mission to collect underground rock samples.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters on Wednesday morning, Japan time.

Hayabusa2 Probe Set To Land On Ryugu Asteroid

Hayabusa2 probe set to land on Ryugu asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe is descending toward the asteroid Ryugu for an unprecedented mission collecting underground rock samples. The landing is scheduled to take place Thursday morning Japan time.

Hayabusa2 began its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at a speed of 40 centimeters per second.

Hayabusa2 Probe Descending To Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2 probe descending to asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe is descending toward the asteroid Ryugu for an unprecedented touchdown for collecting rock samples inside the asteroid. The landing is scheduled to take place Thursday morning Japan time.

The Hayabusa2 began its descent from its home position altitude of 20,000 meters before 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at the speed of 40 centimeters per second.

Hayabusa2 Probe Begins Descent Onto Asteroid

Hayabusa2 probe begins descent onto asteroid

Japan's space agency says the Hayabusa2 probe has begun its descent onto an asteroid. It is attempting a groundbreaking mission to collect rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid.

At around 10:46 a.m. Japan time, the Hayabusa2 started its descent from an altitude of 20,000 meters onto the asteroid Ryugu.

Hayabusa2 To Attempt Second Landing On Asteroid

Hayabusa2 to attempt second landing on asteroid

Japan's space agency says it will try to have the Hayabusa2 space probe make a second landing on the asteroid Ryugu next month.

Engineers at the Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, first landed Hayabusa2 on the asteroid in February.

Nasa Team In Japan To Learn From Hayabusa2

NASA team in Japan to learn from Hayabusa2

Scientists from the US space agency NASA have been given advice by Japanese researchers on landing a probe on a rocky asteroid.

Ten members of NASA's asteroid probe team are visiting Japan. They met the Hayabusa2 project team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, this week.

Hayabusa2 To Observe Crater On April 25

Hayabusa2 to observe crater on April 25

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says its Hayabusa2 space probe will be back to an asteroid in late April to study an artificial crater the explorer recently made.

Hayabusa2 released a device called an "impactor" above the asteroid Ryugu last Friday, Japan time. JAXA says it is highly likely that the impactor exploded automatically and shot a metal projectile into Ryugu's surface to create a crater. The world's first experiment of its kind is to study the interior of an asteroid.

Jaxa: Hayabusa2 Likely Succeeded In Making Crater

JAXA: Hayabusa2 likely succeeded in making crater

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says it's highly likely that probe Hayabusa2 has succeeded in the world's first mission of creating a crater on an asteroid to study its interior.

The probe released a device called an "impactor" above the asteroid Ryugu shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, Japan Time.

Jaxa: Hayabusa2 Creates Crater On Asteroid

JAXA: Hayabusa2 creates crater on asteroid

Japan's space agency says its probe Hayabusa2 has succeeded in the world's first mission of creating a crater on an asteroid.

JAXA said on Friday that the spacecraft made the crater by shooting a metal object onto the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.

Hayabusa2 Begins Descent To Make Artificial Crater

Hayabusa2 begins descent to make artificial crater

Japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is making a descent toward the asteroid Ryugu in a new mission to create an artificial crater for a study of the celestial body's interior. The asteroid is located 340 million kilometers from Earth.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, says the probe began its descent toward Ryugu from an altitude of 20,000 meters at around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Japan time.

Hayabusa2 To Create Artificial Crater On Asteroid

Hayabusa2 to create artificial crater on asteroid

Japan's space probe operating on an asteroid some 340 million kilometers from Earth is preparing to study the asteroid's interior by creating an artificial impact crater.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, announced on Monday that the Hayabusa2 probe will attempt to create the crater on the asteroid, called Ryugu, on April 5.