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View: https://twitter.com/haya2e_jaxa/status/1335314412270276608


We found the capsule!
Together with the parachute!
Wow!
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View: https://twitter.com/haya2e_jaxa/status/1335324694359072768


Photographs of the fireball captured on-site. Welcome back.
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The Results of “Hayhabusa2” Re-entry Capsule Recovery
December 6, 2020 (JST)

National Research & Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

 On December 6, 2020, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has recovered the body of the capsule, the heat shields, and the parachute of the "Hayabusa2" re-entry capsule in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA).
 Tomorrow, the capsule recovery team will extract gas out of the capsule at the operation headquarters in Australia. Researchers considered the gas originates from the precious sample from Asteroid Ryugu.

 After the capsule separation, the spacecraft performed trajectory correction maneuvers three times every 30 minutes to depart from the Earth's sphere from 15:30 to 16:30 on December 5 (JST). The Hayabusa2 team members confirmed the trajectory correction maneuvers' success at 16:31 on the same day (JST). The current status of the spacecraft is normal.

 We take this opportunity to show our deepest gratitude to the governments of Australia and Japan, NASA, and relevant parties for their cooperation in the recovery of the "Hayabusa2" re-entry capsule. Our appreciation extends to the people of Japan and the world for their generous support and encouragement.
 

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The Results of “Hayhabusa2” Re-entry Capsule Recovery
December 6, 2020 (JST)

National Research & Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

 On December 6, 2020, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has recovered the body of the capsule, the heat shields, and the parachute of the "Hayabusa2" re-entry capsule in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA).
 Tomorrow, the capsule recovery team will extract gas out of the capsule at the operation headquarters in Australia. Researchers considered the gas originates from the precious sample from Asteroid Ryugu.

 After the capsule separation, the spacecraft performed trajectory correction maneuvers three times every 30 minutes to depart from the Earth's sphere from 15:30 to 16:30 on December 5 (JST). The Hayabusa2 team members confirmed the trajectory correction maneuvers' success at 16:31 on the same day (JST). The current status of the spacecraft is normal.

 We take this opportunity to show our deepest gratitude to the governments of Australia and Japan, NASA, and relevant parties for their cooperation in the recovery of the "Hayabusa2" re-entry capsule. Our appreciation extends to the people of Japan and the world for their generous support and encouragement.

It will be interesting to see what the results will be when the scientists get a chance of examining the asteroid samples. Also it is good news that the capsule was intact when it landed.
 

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From Japanese Prime Minister’s office:

View: https://twitter.com/kantei/status/1335366611109212161


打上げから6年間の宇宙の旅を経た「はやぶさ2」が持ち帰ったカプセルが無事に回収されたことを大変嬉しく思います。成功裡に導いたプロジェクトマネージャの津田教授をはじめ関係者の皆様に敬意を表するとともに、休む間もなく新たな探査に旅立った「はやぶさ2」の更なる活躍を期待します。
#はやぶさ2

Google translate:

I am very pleased that the capsules brought back by Hayabusa2, which has traveled through space for six years since its launch, have been successfully recovered. We would like to pay tribute to Professor Tsuda, the project manager who led to the success, and everyone involved, and look forward to the further success of Hayabusa2, which has set out on a new exploration without a break.
#はやぶさ2
View: https://twitter.com/haya2e_jaxa/status/1335856801120542721


This morning (12/7), the recovery team confirmed that the sample container was properly sealed and completed the gas sampling work. We analyzed the collected gas, but it is still unknown whether the gas originates from the Ryugu sample. Detailed analysis will continue in Japan!
View: https://twitter.com/girlandkat/status/1335857473069010944


The team should be flying the sample container back to Japan tonight or tomorrow morning so the container can be opened in a near-pure nitrogen environment (very unreactive) in the specially prepared curation chamber
 

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Hayabusa2 Confirm a large number of sand grains in the capsule Is it from an asteroid?
December 14, 2020 14:52

The capsule of the spacecraft "Hayabusa2" that returned to Earth was opened, and many blackish sand grains believed to belong to the asteroid "Ryugu" were confirmed.

The capsule of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft recovered in Australia on the 6th of this month was brought to the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and work was underway to open the lid.

As a result, sand particles were found on the lid of the container.

There are many blackish colors, and it is thought to belong to the asteroid "Ryugu".

The capsule of "Hayabusa2" has been collecting sand etc. by touching down the asteroid "Ryugu" twice, but it is the first time that it has been confirmed that it is actually contained in the capsule container. is.

The analysis team will spend about six months taking detailed records and conducting a full-scale analysis.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/haya2e_jaxa/status/1338754705644634112


A large number of particles are confirmed to be in “sample chamber A” inside the collected capsule (~11:10 JST on 12/15). This is thought to be the sample from the first touchdown on Ryugu. The photo looks brown, but our team says “black”! The sample return is a great success!

That is excellent news for the capsule, it will be interesting to see what the results will be once they have examined the sample properly.
 

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We have gathered together images taken during the opening of the sample container and catcher on the project website! Please take a look at the samples brought home from asteroid Ryugu here:


Things are looking good for the Hayabusa 2 team, I cannot wait to see the results once they have examined the rock samples, I would like to see what type of material Ryugu is made from.
 

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Excellent news for Hayabusa 2, to get the extended mission as well and to go to another asteroid, will this mean other rock samples or will it be more of a reconnaissance mission? taking photos and gathering information.
 

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Excellent news for Hayabusa 2, to get the extended mission as well and to go to another asteroid, will this mean other rock samples or will it be more of a reconnaissance mission? taking photos and gathering information.
I believe the sampling mechanism was a one shot affair it certainly doesn’t have any more return capsules.
 

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Excellent news for Hayabusa 2, to get the extended mission as well and to go to another asteroid, will this mean other rock samples or will it be more of a reconnaissance mission? taking photos and gathering information.
I believe the sampling mechanism was a one shot affair it certainly doesn’t have any more return capsules.

So it will be a reconnaissance mission, thanks Flyaway.
 

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Excellent news for Hayabusa 2, to get the extended mission as well and to go to another asteroid, will this mean other rock samples or will it be more of a reconnaissance mission? taking photos and gathering information.
I believe the sampling mechanism was a one shot affair it certainly doesn’t have any more return capsules.

So it will be a reconnaissance mission, thanks Flyaway.
Don’t forget though that JAXA have their Martian moon sample return mission in the works.
 

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Excellent news for Hayabusa 2, to get the extended mission as well and to go to another asteroid, will this mean other rock samples or will it be more of a reconnaissance mission? taking photos and gathering information.
I believe the sampling mechanism was a one shot affair it certainly doesn’t have any more return capsules.

So it will be a reconnaissance mission, thanks Flyaway.
Don’t forget though that JAXA have their Martian moon sample return mission in the works.

Another interesting JAXA mission that I will follow with interest. Thanks for letting me know Flyaway.
 

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Organic material found in sample:
Dr. Queenie Chan from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, said: "The Hayabusa mission was a robotic spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to return samples from a small near-Earth asteroid named Itokawa, for detailed analysis in laboratories on Earth.

"After being studied in great detail by an international team of researchers, our analysis of a single grain, nicknamed 'Amazon,' has preserved both primitive (unheated) and processed (heated) organic matter within ten microns (a thousandth of a centimeter) of distance.

"The organic matter that has been heated indicates that the asteroid had been heated to over 600°C in the past. The presence of unheated organic matter very close to it, means that the in fall of primitive organics arrived on the surface of Itokawa after the asteroid had cooled down."
 

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