Hayabusa2 Earth Swing-by

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performed an Earth swing-by operation of the Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2 " on the night of December 3 (Thu.), 2015 (Japan Standard Time). The Hayabusa2 flew closest to the Earth at 7:08 p.m. (JST) and passed over Hawaii at an altitude of about 3,090 km.
The Hayabusa2 project team is currently measuring and calculating the post-swing-by orbit. It will take about a week to confirm if the explorer entered the target orbit. We will report the result once it is determined.
The Hayabusa2 is in good health.


Reference :
Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2"
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/hayabusa2/


URL:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2015/12/20151203_hayabusa2.html


National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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