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.

Jaxa: Data Suggests Hayabusa2 Touched Down

JAXA: Data suggests Hayabusa2 touched down

Japan's space agency says its Hayabusa2 probe has likely touched down on the asteroid Ryugu. The mission's goal is to collect rocks from beneath the surface.

Jaxa Confirms First Ever Crater Made On Asteroid

JAXA confirms first ever crater made on asteroid

Japan's space agency has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 space probe has succeeded in creating an artificial crater on the surface of an asteroid, the world's first attempt to study its interior.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency made the confirmation on Thursday after analyzing images taken from 1,700 meters above the asteroid, named Ryugu.

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.

Jaxa Releases Images Sent From Asteroid Rovers

JAXA releases images sent from asteroid rovers

Japan's space agency JAXA has released images of the surface of the asteroid Ryugu captured by two robotic vehicles that landed there last week.

The rovers, called MINERVA-II-1, have been hopping around the surface of the asteroid taking pictures after being released from the Hayabusa2 probe last Friday, Japan time.

Jaxa: Ryugu Was Likely Born From Asteroid Pieces

JAXA: Ryugu was likely born from asteroid pieces

NHK has learned that scientists now believe the asteroid Ryugu was likely formed from a collection of asteroid fragments.

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft began observing Ryugu after it reached 20 kilometers from the asteroid on June 27th.

Jaxa Lunar Orbiter Confirms Earth’s Oxygen Lands On Moon

JAXA lunar orbiter confirms Earth’s oxygen lands on moonLong a mystery of lunar science, the presence of oxygen on the surface of the moon has been known to scientists but not its origin.
Now, a team of Japanese researchers has confirmed that oxygen carried from Earth by the "Earth wind," a wind of magnetospheric ions, travels 380,000 kilometers through space to reach the moon's surface.

Jaxa To Test High-efficiency Thin-film Triple-junction Pv Panel In Outer Space

JAXA to Test High-efficiency Thin-film Triple-junction PV Panel in Outer SpaceJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Dec 9, 2016, that it will mount "thin-film triple-junction" solar panels on the "Kounotori No. 6," a fueling plane for space stations.
The place where solar panels were installed is currently used as a platform for verification tests, and the new solar panels were installed in the place. The verification test of the solar panels will be carried out in an orbit in the sky and last until reentering the aerosphere.