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Hayabusa2 Releases Target Markers in Advance to Another Rover Landing

17 Sep 2019, 17:15 UTC
Hayabusa2 Releases Target Markers in Advance to Another Rover Landing
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The separation image of the 2nd target marker, TM-C!Separation time: 2019/9/17 at 01:24 JSTAltitude: 1kmThis is an overlay of images taken every 4s (for ~1min) while the spacecraft ascends at 11cm/s. TM descent speed is still almost zero. ( JAXA, Chiba Inst. Tech & collab) pic.twitter.com/x3tE5BZI1J— HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 17, 2019

The target markers are in preparation for the landing of the MINERVA-II2 Rover-2 on the surface of asteroid Ryugu in October.

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