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MINERVA-II2 Deployment

MINERVA-II2 Deployment

JAXA, Chiba Institute of Technology & collaborators

MINERVA-II2 Deployment
The MINERVA-II2 rover falls toward asteroid Ryugu after being dropped from Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft on 2 October 2019. This image was captured by Hayabusa2's wide-angle optical navigation camera (ONC-W2).

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