Land­ing of the Hayabusa2 mis­sion on the as­ter­oid Ryugu

Landing of the Hayabusa2 mission on the asteroid Ryugu
Land­ing of the Hayabusa2 mis­sion on the as­ter­oid Ryugu
Credit: ©JAXA, University of Tokyo & collaborators.

Landing of the Hayabusa2 mission on the asteroid Ryugu

The MAS­COT lan­der is set to land on the blue-marked land­ing el­lipse MA-9 on Ryugu. The Japanese Hayabusa2 probe will ap­proach the as­ter­oid sur­face at lo­ca­tion L07 (L08 and M04 are sub­sti­tute land­ing sites), where it will take sam­ples. The MIN­ER­VA rovers will be dropped off at the red marked land­ing N6.

The MASCOT lander is set to land on the blue-marked landing ellipse MA-9 on Ryugu. The Japanese Hayabusa2 probe will approach the asteroid surface at location L07 (L08 and M04 are substitute landing sites), where it will take samples. The MINERVA rovers will be dropped off at the red marked landing N6.

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