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Japanese Asteroid Probe deploys robot

Posted by: spacecowboy - Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:00 pm
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Post Japanese Asteroid Probe deploys robot   Posted on: Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:00 pm
http://space.com/missionlaunches/051112_haybusa_update.html

I'm sure most of you have already seen this one, but I thought it deserved posting.

The precursor to asteroid mining, anyone?

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Post    Posted on: Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:05 am
Yes I read about this mission a while ago, its very cool what they are trying to do, and then return to earth with samples!!
Will be a big boost for studying asteroids if it is a sucess which I'm sure it will be.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:00 pm
Apparently, the Japanese didn't do their math quite right.....

Newsday.com: Japan's Probe Lost in Space, Latest Glitch

SPACE.com -- Japanese Asteroid Probe Apparently Lost in Space

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:55 am
NOTE: this thread has just been moved to the new (and more appropriate) Asian Space Activities forum.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:22 pm
I personally thought the probe had been lost due to a technical fault. Seems everything has worked out very well.

NZHerald.co.nz
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The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced it had soft-landed Hayabusa on the asteroid Itokawa, collected a sample from the surface and then successfully lifted off again...


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Post    Posted on: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:59 pm
The deployed mini-probe is lost, but the main body of the spacecraft itself is what touched down IIRC.
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