Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa2 after touchdown

Hayabusa2 after touchdown
Hayabusa2 after touchdown Hayabusa2 snapped this picture of Ryugu on 22 February 2019 at 22:30 UTC. The picture was taken during ascent from less than 30 meters, immediately after touchdown, with the ONC-W1 camera. Hayabusa2's shadow can be seen, along with a dark splotch where the spacecraft's thrusters blew away lighter materials on Ryugu's surface. JAXA, Tokyo University, Kochi Univ., Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, Aizu Univ., AIST

The target marker is actually visible in this image:

Hayabusa2 target marker on Ryugu
Hayabusa2 target marker on Ryugu Hayabusa2 spots the target marker it dropped during touchdown rehearsal 2. The image was captured by the Optical Navigation Camera – Telescopic from an altitude of about 100 meters on 25 October 2018 at about 11:50 JST. JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST

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