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Hayabusa2 mission schedule: provisional version (as of June 19, 2019).

The current schedule for Hayabusa2 is shown below. The dates here are all provisional (unless marked "finished") as operation timings are very susceptible to change due to a wide range of factors, including our knowledge about Ryugu expanding as we approach the asteroid.

We will update the table below whenever changes are made.

Year Month, date Event Status
2018 January 10Third stage of ion engine operation begins.
(Hayabusa2 will use its ion engine to make adjustments to its course)
Complete
June 3Ion engine operation ends.Complete
June 3Start of asteroid approach. (distance: 3,100 km) Complete
June 27 Arrival at asteroid Ryugu (altitude 20 km).Complete
July 17 - 25BOX-C operation (July 20, Altitude 6 km).Complete
July 31 - August 2Medium altitude observations of Ryugu #1 (Aug. 1, altitude 5 km).Complete
August 5 - 10Operation to measure gravity of Ryugu (altitude 851 m).Complete
August 18 - September 7 BOX-B operation (tour observation at altitude 20 km:
South pole direction and terminator direction)
Complete
September 10 - 12 Rehearsal 1 for Touchdown 1 (TD1-R1) (Sep. 12, altitude ~600 m) Complete
September 19 - 21 MINERVA-II-1 deployment operation (Sep. 21, altitude ~55 m) Complete
September 30 - October 4 MASCOT deployment operation (Oct. 3, altitude ~51 m) Complete
October 14 - 16 Rehearsal 1A for Touchdown 1 (TD1-R1-A), (Oct. 15, altitude 22.3 m) Complete
October 23 - 25 Rehearsal 3 for Touchdown 1 (TD1-R3), (Oct. 25, altitude 12 m) Complete
October 27 - November 5BOX-C operation, (Nov. 1, altitude 2.2km) Complete
November 23 - December 29Operation during solar conjunction
(spacecraft is placed away ~110 km from the asteroid)
Complete
2019 January 6 - 13 BOX-B operation (tour observation at altitude 20km: Sub-solar point) Complete
January 19 - 31 BOX-B operation (tour observation at altitude 20km: North pole direction) Complete
February 20 - 22 Touchdown 1 (TD1-L08E1) (Feb. 22, altitude 0 m) Complete
February 23 -
March 1
B0X-C operation (Altitude 5km) Complete
March 6 - 8Descent observation (DO-S01) (Mar. 8, altitude 22 m) Complete
March 20 - 22Crater search operation (before SCI operation) (CRA1), (Mar. 22, altitude 1.7 km)Complete
April 3 - 6Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) operation
(Hayabusa2 will drop the explosive small carry-on impactor (SCI) to generate a crater in order to gather subsurface material)
Complete
April 23 - 25Crater search operation (after SCI operation) (CRA2), (Apr. 25, altitude 1.7 km)Complete
May 14 - 16Low altitude observation / Target marker separation operation (PPTD-TM1),
(May. 16, altitude 50 m)
Complete
May 28 - 30Low altitude observation / Target marker separation operation (PPTD-TM1A)Complete
June 11 - 13Low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B)Complete
After late June Touchdown operation (TD2)Planning
After JulyMINERVA-II2 deployment
Planning
November - DecemberDeparture from asteroidPlanning

Hayabusa2 project
June 19, 2019

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