Japan’s Hayabusa-2 space probe is an initiate by the Japanese space agency, JAXA. This mission is to follow up Hayabusa which was launches in the year 2010. The object of the mission is to bring back the samples of asteroid along with it. So that JAXA and other international organizations can study it. This will reveal the connection of the asteroid with earth.
Modified with remote sensing sampling. Four small rovers will collect the samples. This would help to study the atmosphere and geological environment of Ryugu. Space aircraft features four solar panels. The engines use microwaves to convert exon into plasma.
“This mission has cost around 16 billion yen.”
3 kinds of samples collected by Japan’s Hayabusa-2
- Surface regolith samples exhibiting traits of hydrous minerals
- Surface regolith either with unobservable or weak evidence of aqua
- Subsurface extract material
All the samples collected stored in the Sample Return Capsule (SRC). The collected samples can reveal from the study a lot many things that are yet unknown to us.
JAXA believes, ” samples can tell how matter scatters in the universe”. The age of the asteroid. How the asteroid, Ryugu is related to earth.
Hayabusa-2 collected all samples with intense delicacy. The sample to share with JAXA, NASA, and other international organizations. The other half to store for future development.
Slowly and gradually advances made in the technology, the collected samples will be put in the search.
JAPAN’S HAYABUSA-2 Space probe BRINGING Asteroid dust along
It went 300 million kilometres away to collect the samples from Ryugu. The asteroid sample is on its way!
Hayabusa-2 will be landing home by 6th December 2020. The mission does not end here. The Japanese space agency JAXA has planned more for Hayabusa-2.
JAXA is planning for another mission. This mission for the study of another asteroid.