The Hayabusa mission - Its seven years flight

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The Hayabusa spacecraft aiming at technology demonstration for world's first sample and return from an extra-terrestrial object was launched by the fifth M-V rocket from Uchinoura Space Center, JAXA on May 9, 2003. It went through several troubles and hardships during totally 7 years of interplanetary flight, it successfully returned to 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, Hayabusa successfully released a small sample-return capsule with asteroid Itokawa sample contained in the sample canister aboard. The capsule has entered the earth atmosphere in the desert of the Australia on June 13, 2010, and was successfully recovered by June 15.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC 2011 - Digest of Technical Papers
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC 2011 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jun 152011 Jun 17

Publication series

NameIEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Digest of Technical Papers


Other2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, VLSIC 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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