Hayabusa's reentry and recovery of its capsule

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Yamada, Hitoshi Kuninaka

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa was launched by M-V rocket from Uchinoura Space Center, JAXA on May 9, 2003. Conquering several troubles during totally 7 years of orbital flight, it returned to the vicinity of the earth and completed the powered-flight by the ion thruster in the begging of 2010. After successive trajectory correction maneuvers for the reentry ,the mother spacecraft successfully released a small capsule with asteroid sample. The capsule has entered the earth atmosphere in the desert of the Australia on June 13, 2010, and successfully have been recovered by June 15. The present paper overviews the return operation of the Hayabusa mother spacecraft and reentry flight and recovery operation of the sample return capsule.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages9217-9220
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2010 Sep 272010 Oct 1

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume11

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/9/2710/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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