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Hayabusa2 Home Position Coordinate System

Hayabusa2 Home Position Coordinate System

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Hayabusa2 Home Position Coordinate System
The Hayabusa2 team defines three regions for spacecraft operations above Ryugu; Box A, Box B, and Box C. Box A corresponds to the Home Position, with an altitude of about 20 km. Box B is at same altitude as Box A, but the spacecraft can now move ±10 km in the X and Y directions (on this diagram, left and right and into and out of the screen). Box C has the same dimensions as Box A in the X and Y directions, but can move in the Z direction down to within 5 km from the asteroid surface. "Down" is "away from Earth."

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Original image data dated on or about July 25, 2018

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