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The .pdf for the press briefing held on September 24 has been uploaded to our project website! This includes both m… https://t.co/GoMTGXux0W[MINERVA-II2] Until now, the spacecraft has been observing while hovering at an altitude of about 8km. Today (10/10… https://t.co/v6Qlj7dLbv
10/10
2019
[MINERVA-II2] Today (10/3) from around 09:00 JST, the spacecraft began to hover at an altitude of about 8km. This p… https://t.co/kaBExE2W1s
10/3
2019
[MINERVA-II2] Group photo to celebrating the successful separation of MINERVA-II2! It is well past midnight and are… https://t.co/Ml23yg01Jf[MINERVA-II2] This is MINERVA-II2 captured by the wide-angle optical navigation camera (ONC-W2) immediately after s… https://t.co/XIPKxjDQtU[MINERVA-II2] MINERVA-II2 is confirmed to have separated today (10/3) at 01:38 JST. The separation time was 00:57 J… https://t.co/tsuaif6PXm[MINERVA-II2] October 3 at 00:41 JST. The altitude is about 1300m.[MINERVA-II2] October 2 at 23:45 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft reached about 1800m.[MINERVA-II2] 10/2 at 22:23 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached about 2400m. The descent speed is about 10cm/s.[MINERVA-II2] 10/2 at 19:30 JST: GO/NOGO decision has been made and the result was “GO”. Operation will continue. M… https://t.co/q1rDQnnzyb[MINERVA-II2] October 2 at 19:42 JST. The altitude is 3.4km. We’ve started our navigation image delivery. This time… https://t.co/62lXAKs1MN[MINERVA-II2] From September 28 - October 3, MINERVA-II2 (Rover2) will be separated from Hayabusa2. Separation will… https://t.co/cu0h6qEucX
10/2
2019
[MINERVA-II2] Today (09/28) at 10:30 JST (on-board time), the spacecraft began its descent from the home position… https://t.co/g6ja3TFkhA
9/28
2019
The separation image of the 2nd target marker, TM-C! Separation time: 2019/9/17 at 01:24 JST Altitude: 1km This i… https://t.co/nFZEgl04HaImage of the first target marker (TM) separation, TM-E! Separation time: 2019/9/17 at 01:17 JST Altitude: 1km Thi… https://t.co/qOG3RMYgJY
9/17
2019
September 16 at 15:52 JST: the altitude of the spacecraft is 3.5km. The first image was captured by the telephoto O… https://t.co/O1iUakb5G2September 16 at 10:00 JST: the altitude of the spacecraft is 3.7km. We have live distribution of the navigation ima… https://t.co/golgRdX1vNWe are separating two target markers and tracking their descent to the surface of Ryugu. This “Target Marker Separa… https://t.co/DCmmZ87L4m
9/16
2019
The target marker separation operation was scheduled for September 5, but has been postponed for reasons associated… https://t.co/9uQlXBWll7
9/3
2019
In an operation today (August 26), the sample catcher was stored in the re-entry capsule (see figure). The sampler… https://t.co/tQ0BUpi2z9
8/26
2019
Finally, place names for the region around the artificial crater and receiving the Seiun Award! [3/3] You can see… https://t.co/EXCuJi0WGFNext! Status of the MINERVA-II1 rovers and the plan for MINERVA-II2. [2/3] https://t.co/nB2dfOfFUWMaterials from the press briefing today (8/22) are up on our website. Since there are many topics to talk about, we… https://t.co/uGkIonra5SJAXA is currently in discussions with the Australian Government about collecting our re-entry capsule in the Austra… https://t.co/eO4bmuP9gP
8/22
2019
Slides from our press briefing held on July 25 are now available on the project website. The main topic is the resu… https://t.co/zgDeyX6DOU
7/30
2019
This is a panoramic composed from images by the wide-angle navigation cameras, ONC-W1 & ONC-W2, just before touchdo… https://t.co/caCI9vIpcaThis is a 10x speed animation captured with the small monitor camera (CAM-H) during 2nd touchdown. CAM-H was instal… https://t.co/2jxSxVGeU4
7/26
2019
Time to grab a pair of red-blue stereoscopic glasses and take a look at these 3D images of Ryugu, based on those cr… https://t.co/KoIVYJQwsf
7/17
2019
Thank you, @OSIRISREx! https://t.co/yzhBJgUYxp
7/13
2019
[PPTD] Today (July 12), Hayabusa2 returned to the home position as scheduled. During this second touchdown operatio… https://t.co/NUyJxGLKtl
7/12
2019
[PPTD] Thank you for your support from all over the world! Everyone in the control room is making a cheerful V-sign… https://t.co/9sNqrZFszZ[PPTD] The images from our ONC-W1 camera and CAM-H captured during touchdown can now be seen in an image bulletin o… https://t.co/ZOat34iLjg[PPTD] July 11 at 17:24 JST: we have confirmed that the spacecraft performed the planned ΔV to return to the home p… https://t.co/SsgAxJ6wIV[PPTD] These images were taken before and after touchdown by the small monitor camera (CAM-H). The first is 4 secon… https://t.co/nnpuIs74xu[PPTD] These images were taken immediately after today’s touchdown (Jul 11) with the ONC-W1. First photo was taken… https://t.co/xOfrXaV1qX[PPTD] July 11 at 10:51 JST: Gate 5 check. The state of the spacecraft is normal and the touchdown sequence was per… https://t.co/cytYOAGfnP[PPTD] July 11 at 10:39 JST. The antenna has switched to the HGA (high-gain) and telemetry data has been received.… https://t.co/jlJAc6jo1F[PPTD] July 11 at 10:27 JST. The spacecraft continues to rise. The LGA (low-gain) antenna is still in use and we ar… https://t.co/zuPpBfNLF5[PPTD] July 11 at 10:20 JST. The spacecraft has begun to rise![PPTD] July 11 at 10:18 JST. The spacecraft has begun the final descent.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:13 JST. The spacecraft has arrive above the touchdown point and is waiting.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:12 JST. The spacecraft is moving horizontally to above the touchdown point.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:09 JST. The spacecraft is now straight above the target marker and has likely begun to adjust its attitude.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:07 JST, altitude control has switched to the LRF.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:06 JST, the spacecraft is continuing to descend.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:01 JST. The spacecraft has started to descend again from an altitude of 30m.[PPTD] July 11 at 10:00 JST. The spacecraft is currently hovering.[PPTD] July 11 at 09:54 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached 30m and we have begun to hover.[PPTD] July 11 at 09:53 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached 40m.[PPTD] July 11 at 09:51 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached 50m. In the operation room, the atmosphere is tense![PPTD] July 11 at 9:46 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached 75m[PPTD] July 11 at 09:41 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached 100m. A large screen in the control room di… https://t.co/LTuPqY0phu[PPTD] July 11 at 09:26 JST. The spacecraft has reached an altitude of 200m.[PPTD] July 11th at 09:18 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached about 250m.[PPTD] July 11 at 09:04 JST: Gate 3 check. It was confirmed that both the spacecraft and the ground system are norm… https://t.co/Fi1rpv3Nqq
7/11
2019
[PPTD] July 11 at 08:56 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached about 350m.[PPTD] This navigation image was received on July 11 at 06:56 JST. https://t.co/GegZX1RuSP[PPTD] July 11 at 07:15 JST. The spacecraft altitude is now about 1km.[PPTD] July 11 at 06:30 JST. The shift has changed from shift 3 to shift 4. Surface touchdown will take place durin… https://t.co/I4vCWMVQct[PPTD] Press conference live relay: Time: Thursday, July 11 14:00~ JST ・Japanese: https://t.co/8AJjddiDoC (Backup:… https://t.co/3n47prJGza[PPTD] Hayabusa2 Live broadcast: Time: Thursday. July 11 09;30 - 12:00 JST (Showing past operation clips from 09:00… https://t.co/yBmofMkQHe[PPTD] July 10 at 23:23 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft is now about 4km. This photo is a navigation image rece… https://t.co/4DPC8GYCVV[PPTD] This is our coffee and snack corner we call "Snack Otohime"! It is installed in the corridor outside the con… https://t.co/xlsAqeqJRwThese amazing stereoscopic images are by @DrBrianMay & Claudia Manzoni. They show a particularly clear view of the… https://t.co/lSmQpBLmMdWe have received a message of support for the 2nd touchdown from @DrBrianMay, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of… https://t.co/ZRsFpnEltV[PPTD] July 10 at 22:30 JST. The operation shift had switched from shift 2 (which started at 15:30 JST) to shift 3.… https://t.co/SfF09nk8OD[PPTD] July 10 at 21:36 JST. Gate 2 check. It was confirmed that the spacecraft decelerated as planned (onboard 21:… https://t.co/N2dsHOPN7V[PPTD] Different messages are posted on the control room window for each operation. This one reads “Make the most o… https://t.co/Z1I1veEpJk[PPTD] July 10 at 20:28 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft is approximately 6km.[PPTD] July 10 at 17:39 JST. The spacecraft altitude is now about 10km. Currently, there are about 20 members in th… https://t.co/gvvvh23ALE[PPTD] July 10 at 16:55 JST. The spacecraft altitude is now about 11km.[PPTD] Material from the press briefing yesterday (July 9) is now available on our website. Contents: ・ The 2nd to… https://t.co/mbG2cBe0Wm[PPTD] We have started the delivery of the real time navigation images! This image was received on July 10 at 13:48… https://t.co/qctWPltXsk[PPTD] July 10 at 14:04 JST. The spacecraft altitude is now about 15km. We are continuing to descend smoothly.[PPTD] This animation shows the DEM (digital elevation map) near the 2nd touchdown point (© JAXA, University of Tok… https://t.co/e2mEuE9e4f[PPTD] This 16x simulation shows the motion of the spacecraft from an 8.5m altitude to touchdown. The green circle… https://t.co/BFJOp1uhjg[PPTD] The operation schedule for PPTD is now on our website. Figures show an overview of the entire operation and… https://t.co/yOEEAwWUad[PPTD] July 10 at 11:01 JST. We have confirmed the spacecraft has started its descent from the home position (altit… https://t.co/mtqrpwJepx[PPTD] July 10 at 09:58 JST. The Gate 1 check was performed and the spacecraft and ground systems have been confirm… https://t.co/rhwawvOltq[PPTD] In an announcement at the team briefing, Project Manager Tsuda said “This day has finally come. It is a very… https://t.co/mGfdFpCNWc[PPTD] July 10 at 09:00 JST. Shift 1 for the 2nd touchdown operation has begun. Preparations for the spacecraft des… https://t.co/B9jzHuMOVq
7/10
2019
This Thursday (July 11), Hayabusa2 will touchdown on asteroid Ryugu to collect a 2nd sample. You can tune in to our… https://t.co/IFKoUdZtCM
7/9
2019
Approach to the 2nd touchdown: Part 3. To go or not to go, that is the question! We take a look at the factors that… https://t.co/WKl6HtNP62In preparation for the second touchdown (planned for this Thursday, July 11), the area denoted C01-C was examined i… https://t.co/uXPK01WzpRAnd there is a 10x time-lapse video captured by CAM-H images during the second target marker separation. The first… https://t.co/6HAIKZRJ4MHere is a 10x time-lapse video made with images from ONC-W1 as the target marker separated and dropped towards the… https://t.co/KUHtRgtKYxApproach to the 2nd touchdown: Part 2: This Thursday (July 11) we will make a second touchdown on Ryugu. Let’s take… https://t.co/t22fx9lZIm
7/8
2019
Material from the press briefing on June 25 has been uploaded to our website. Topics: ・Result from the low altitud… https://t.co/AlKLhlcvwO
7/5
2019
The second touchdown will be on July 11. The location is about 20m north of the artificial crater formed by the Sma… https://t.co/2BqSJUsTwNToday is June 27, 2019 and just one year ago, Hayabusa2 arrived at asteroid Ryugu! There are so many things to look… https://t.co/soJbjFWVtl
6/27
2019
We’ve not yet decided whether to do the second touchdown, but we are deep in preparations. Let’s take a look at wha… https://t.co/6HtOBYl1lY
6/20
2019
Slides from the press briefing held on June 11 are now available on our website. Topics: ・Results from the low alt… https://t.co/xpL5BEjlTB
6/19
2019
This photograph shows the sample return capsule and parachute from Hayabusa when it landed in Australia, nine years… https://t.co/zdkAFspNFiOn June 13 --"Hayabusa Day"-- the PPTD-TM1B operation for Hayabusa2 was completed safely. It has not yet been decid… https://t.co/5cykcrJEtr[PPTD-TM1B] When we run in shifts for a 24-hour operation, the corner of the corridor outside the control room is s… https://t.co/9ZXIdHVY0A[PPTD-TM1B] June 13 at 20:00 JST: A briefing was held at the end of shift 5. This completes the low altitude descen… https://t.co/K5KcVU3ZR3[PPTD-TM1B] June 13. It is now past 19:00 JST but shift 5 operations continue. The spacecraft is rising steadily. T… https://t.co/iv48RRcIRT[PPTD-TM1B] June 13 at 14:04 JST: Gate 6 check. Confirmed there are no problems and the spacecraft will continue to… https://t.co/YS5eTBb2Js[PPTD-TM1B] June 13 at 11:54 JST: Gate 5 check. The spacecraft and ground system were confirmed to be both still no… https://t.co/HwdzPHmxKi[PPTD-TM1B] June 13 at 11:41 JST. The spacecraft has reached escape acceleration from Ryugu and Hayabusa2 is return… https://t.co/H7RU8zoc4o
6/13
2019

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