TopicsThe view of Ryugu from the home
position

From the "home position" at 20 km away from asteroid Ryugu, Hayabusa2 has been confirming instrument operations in preparation for future observations. The images below show the results of part of this rehearsal observation.

  • Figure 1: Asteroid Ryugu photographed with the ONC-T from a distance of about 20 km. The image was taken at around 23:13 JST on June 30, 2018.
    Image credit ※: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.

  • Figure 2: Ryugu photographed with the ONC-T from a distance of about 20 km. This image was taken at around 19:21 JST on June 30, 2018. As the asteroid has rotated, this image is almost the reverse side of Figure 1.
    Image credit ※: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.

※ If you wish to use the images here, please include the displayed credit. In the case where an abbreviated form is necessary, please use "JAXA, University of Tokyo & collaborators".

Hayabusa2 Project
2018.07.11

Message from Project 一覧

「はやぶさ2」は,人類が訪れたことのない小惑星「リュウグウ」との往復航行をする宇宙船です.どんな冒険が待ち受けているか誰にも分からないけれど,きっと面白い航海になるはずです。どんな旅をするか,楽しみにしていてください。
(プロジェクトマネージャ 津田雄一)