Hayabusa2 Deploys Its Rovers

Hayabusa2

Image credit: JAXA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) Hayabusa2 spacecraft released the twin MINERVA-II1 landers above the surface of asteroid Ryugu on September 20. The rovers will “hop” around Ryugu’s surface collecting images and other data.

For more information on Hayabusa2 and surface operations at Ryugu, visit: http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/ and @Haya2e_jaxa on Twitter.

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