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Hayabusa2 Nailed its Second Touchdown on Asteroid Ryugu

12 Aug 2019, 17:11 UTC
Hayabusa2 Nailed its Second Touchdown on Asteroid Ryugu Akihiro Ikeshita

Hayabusa2 successfully touched down on asteroid Ryugu on 11 July, just 60 centimeters away from its aimpoint. JAXA flight controllers had known immediately that the second touchdown had gone according to plan. Now, press materials released 25 July and translated to English on 30 July show just how successful it was.

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