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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa2 fairing separation

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Minutes after launch on December 3, 2014, a camera mounted to Hayabusa2's upper stage captured video of the fairing (the rocket's nosecone) splitting open, exposing Hayabusa2 to space for the first time.


Original image data dated on or about December 3, 2014.

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