with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society, trying to spread the PB&J (passion, beauty & joy) of space exploration.
• April 04, 2019
Hayabusa2 successfully used its explosive-packed SCI experiment to create an artificial crater on asteroid Ryugu.
• April 01, 2019
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will deploy its Small Carry-on Impactor experiment, SCI, on 5 April.
• 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.
• September 27, 2018
Pics of Ryugu's surface show loose piles of gravel strewn with larger rocks and boulders.
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