10:15 AM - 10:50 AM
[O02-01] The challenges of Asteroid Exploration Mission Hayabusa2 and its results up to now
Keywords:Asteroid, Exploration, Solar system
After about three and half year space journey, Hayabusa2 arrived at Asteroid Ryugu in June 2018. At first, we observed Ryugu in detail by using remote sensing instruments on board, then we were successful to land small rovers and a lander on the surface of Ryugu. However, we postponed the touchdown to get the surface materials of Ryugu to February 2019 from October 2018 of the original plan. After the touchdown, we will carry out an experiment to make a small crater of the surface of Ryugu. Hayabusa2 will leave Ryugu at the end of 2019, and will return to the earth at the end of 2020.
The asteroid Ryugu, which has a shape of a spinning top and which is covered by a lot of boulders, is very interesting from the point of science. It is rather different from what we assume before the arrival.
In this presentation, we will talk about the challenges of Hayabusa2 based on Hayabusa and the scientific results up to now.