• March 07, 2019
The mission is also gearing up for a possible second sample collection.
• March 05, 2019
The spacecraft fired a bullet into the surface and unleashed a massive spray of debris.
• February 21, 2019
Touchdown occurred at about 22:49 UTC on 21 February, and the spacecraft is healthy.
• February 19, 2019
More than 4 years after launch and a half year surveying asteroid Ryugu, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is ready for sample collection.
• January 16, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will try to collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu during the week of 18 February, mission officials said during a press briefing last week.
• November 15, 2018
The spacecraft will spend the end of 2018 a safe distance from Ryugu, as the Sun's position makes communications with Earth spotty.
• October 19, 2018
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on Ryugu later this month, but that has been delayed to early 2019.
• October 16, 2018
When planetary scientist Brittney Cooper was scrolling through the downlinked images of Hayabusa2’s approach of asteroid Ryugu, a familiar sight caught her attention.
• October 05, 2018
For 17 hours on 3 October, the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) lander sent data to the waiting Hayabusa2 orbiter from multiple locations on Ryugu.
• September 27, 2018
Pics of Ryugu's surface show loose piles of gravel strewn with larger rocks and boulders.
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