From September 10 to 12, we conducted the Touchdown 1 Rehearsal 1 (TD1-R1) operation and were able to confirm the selection of the candidate sites for touchdown. Figure 1 shows an image taken from about 3km above the asteroid surface using the Optical Navigation Camera – Telescopic (ONC-T).
In the right-hand image of Figure 1, the areas for the touchdown candidate sites are marked out. L08 is the primary touchdown candidate site, while L07 and M04 are the back-up choices. Part of L07 extends slightly beyond the image, but most of that area is captured.
Touchdown operations will continue to be studied from now on.
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