News Archive / Tagged: Ryugu
JAXA releases video of dramatic Hayabusa 2 asteroid touchdownDerek RichardsonMarch 10th, 2019
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft briefly touched down on asteroid Ryugu on Feb. 21, 2019, in order to collect samples by firing a bullet into the surface.
Hayabusa-2 successfully touches down on asteroid RyuguLaurel KornfeldFebruary 22nd, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa-2 successfully landed on the surface of asteroid Ryugu Feb. 21 and attempted to collect samples to return to Earth for analysis.
European MASCOT spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid RyuguTomasz NowakowskiOctober 5th, 2018
An asteroid that could strike Earth is being studied by spacecraft, landers and rovers to provide clues about this potential threat.
Japan successfully lands two small rovers on asteroid RyuguTomasz NowakowskiSeptember 23rd, 2018
Touchdown! JAXA has made history at asteroid Ryugu!
Hayabusa 2 arrives at asteroid RyuguJim SharkeyJune 29th, 2018
After a journey of about 2 million miles (3.2 billion kilometers), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Haybusa 2 spacecraft rendezvoused with its target, the asteroid Ryugu. This latest milestone marked a critical point in a mission designed to investigate these tiny remnants of the formation of our solar system.