Fabulous news! And it’s going to return samples!
Here’s a little quickie for ya…
Japanese Probe Deploys Robots to Land on Asteroid Ryugu
Published on Sep 21, 2018
JAXA’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft deployed two little “rovers” called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B to land on the surface of asteroid Ryugu on Sept. 21, 2018. — Full Story: https://www.space.com/41898-hayabusa2… Credit: Space.com / footage coutesy: JAXA / produced and edited by Steve Spaleta
This one’s got a lot more mission details and a timeline of events:
JAPAN LANDS 2 MINI ROVERS ON ASTEROID RYUGU
R U Ready?
Published on Sep 20, 2018
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped two mini rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week. The Hayabusa2 team began prepping seriously for the epic maneuver last week. The current schedule calls for the mother ship to descend toward Ryugu and for the two little disk-shaped robots, known as MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B, to deploy. sources: space.com global.jaxa.jp nasa.gov music: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-… Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Ooh, this is gonna be good … and it also gives me reason to stay amongst the living. Because space!