Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

See other posts from November 2005

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

A gap in the Hayabusa telemetry, as the Earth rotates

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

2005/11/19 01:02 CST

Topics: mission status, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)

If I understand the various sources (and my somewhat vague memory) correctly, it now appears that Earth has rotated far enough to take the Deep Space Network station at Goldstone, through which Hayabusa has been transmitting, out of line with Hayabusa. Now there is a gap in communication with the spacecraft until it can be acquired at Usuda, Japan. I amnot sure how long the wait will be.

There've been no new updates to the timeline from the Hayabusa official website for some time now...

 

Or read more blog entries about: mission status, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

JOIN THE
PLANETARY SOCIETY

Our Curiosity Knows No Bounds!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Featured Images

Spitzer Space Telescope

Philae CIVA portrait of Rosetta's solar panels, April 14, 2014
Kepler-186f: A Second Earth
Phobos-Grunt imaged in orbit
More Images

Featured Video

View Larger »

Fly to an Asteroid!

Travel to Bennu on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft!

Send your name

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!