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Elizabeth Tasker
Sei’ichi Watanabe says that the 2nd touchdown for Hayabusa2 seems to be within 1m of the target point! The artificial crater is about 20m away, and is thought to have showered the touchdown site with sub-surface ejecta during creation. (Press conference: )
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
Q. How would you rate the success of the 2nd touchdown operation for Hayabusa2? Project Manager Yuichi Tsuda: Out of 100? I’d say a score of 1000. 1000 / 100. Q. And what is the secret to your success? Tsuda: Team work!
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
Q. Compared to Hayabusa, aren’t all these successes A BIT BORING? (slightly paraphrased) Tsuda: Hayabusa made a movie, but we weren’t aiming for that here! We fully understood what happened with Hayabusa and now aim to establish technology. I hope people will be moved by that.
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
CAM-H looks down the sampler horn & was built using public donations! Hayabusa2 fires a projectile down the sampler horn to stir up material for collection. This image was snapped 4s later & debris is flying everywhere. (Press conference said “CAM-C” but I think CAM-H is meant)
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
Hirotaka Sawada says it looks at first glance like the projectile fired to stir up surface material for collection seems to have hit a rock, so the debris/dust flying upwards may be different from the first touchdown.
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
Q. Dr Kuninaka (Director General of ISAS / JAXA) was somewhat cautious about proceeding with the 2nd touchdown operation. What will you say when you see him? Project Manager Tsuda: I will say ‘See? It all worked out!’
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Elizabeth Tasker Jul 10
Replying to @girlandkat
(Oops! “TD1” on that image should of course be “TD2”! So hard to keep up…!)
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