Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid: official

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) Oct 11, 2018 A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid in order to shed light on the origins of the solar system will now land on the rock several months later than planned, officials said Thursday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) told reporters the Hayabusa2 probe is now expected to touch down on the Ryugu asteroid in "late January" at the earliest, rather than at the end of this mont

Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid: official

A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid in order to shed light on the origins of the solar system will now land on the rock several months later than planned, officials said Thursday.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid: official, Thu 11 Oct 18 from SpaceDaily

Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe by THREE months

Specifically, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cite 'late January' as the earliest possible opportunity, rather than the end of this month - which was the original time-frame. ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Hayabusa2 probe landing delayed due to rugged asteroid surface

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft, launched by Japan's space agency JAXA, is currently studying the diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu. After close examination of the target, a landing site ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

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