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Successful touchdown on an asteroid.

According to a press release by the National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 touched down on the surface of the target asteroid Ryugu for sample retrieval.

Data analysis from Hayabusa2 confirms that the sequence of operation proceeded, including shooting a projectile into the asteroid to collect its sample material.

This marks the Hayabusa2 successful touchdown on Ryugu.

Additional Source: http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2019/02/20190222a.html

 

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