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Hayabusa2 conjunction operations

Hayabusa2 conjunction operations


Hayabusa2 conjunction operations
Hayabusa2's path during 2018 solar conjunction is complex, due to influence from solar tidal forces, Ryugu's gravity, and solar light pressure (the same force that propels a solar sail). COI: Conjunction Orbit Insertion (23 November), TCM: Trajectory Correction Maneuver (30 November and 25 December), HRM/HPR : Home Position Recovery (29 December).

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