Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu


Hayabusa2 departs from Ryugu

November 13, 2019 (JST)

JAXA confirmed Hayabusa2, JAXA's asteroid explorer, left the target asteroid Ryugu.

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On November 13, 2019, JAXA operated Hayabusa2 chemical propulsion 
thrusters for the spacecraft's orbit control.* The confirmation of 
the Hayabusa2 departure made at 10:05 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST) 
was based on the following data analyses;

・The thruster operation of Hayabusa2 occurred nominally
・The velocity leaving from Ryugu is approximately 9.2 cm/s
・The status of Hayabusa2 is normal

We are planning to conduct performance tests of onboard instruments, 
including the electric propulsion system, for the return to Earth.

(*) Hayabusa2 operation hours: 8:00 a.m. (JST) through 13:30 p.m. 
(JST), November 13. The thruster operation was pre-programmed in the 
event sequence earlier on the day, and the command was automatically 
executed.


Hayabusa2 Asteroid Probe (ISAS)
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/missions/spacecraft/current/hayabusa2.html

Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2"
https://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sas/hayabusa2/index.html

URL:
https://global.jaxa.jp/press/2019/11/20191113a.html

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