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Emily LakdawallaNovember 19, 2005

A gap in the Hayabusa telemetry, as the Earth rotates

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...

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