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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] From September 28 - October 3, MINERVA-II2 (Rover2) will be separated from Hayabusa2. Separation will occur between 0:00 ~ 02:00 JST tonight. Here is an overview of the operation.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] October 2 at 19:42 JST. The altitude is 3.4km. We’ve started our navigation image delivery. This time we’ll post the wide-angle & telescopic images alternately so the entire asteroid can be seen. #1: 19:03 JST (ONC-W1) #2: 19:33 JST (ONC-T)
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] 10/2 at 19:30 JST: GO/NOGO decision has been made and the result was “GO”. Operation will continue. Members of the MINERVA-II2 (Rover2) university consortium are also participating in the operation.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] 10/2 at 22:23 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft has reached about 2400m. The descent speed is about 10cm/s.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] October 2 at 23:45 JST. The altitude of the spacecraft reached about 1800m.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] October 3 at 00:41 JST. The altitude is about 1300m.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] MINERVA-II2 is confirmed to have separated today (10/3) at 01:38 JST. The separation time was 00:57 JST (on-board time). The spacecraft condition is normal.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] This is MINERVA-II2 captured by the wide-angle optical navigation camera (ONC-W2) immediately after separation. Radio-waves are also being received from MINERVA-II2. (Credit: JAXA, Chiba Institute of Technology & collaborators)
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] Group photo to celebrating the successful separation of MINERVA-II2! It is well past midnight and are now a little tired... but the operation is ongoing! In the future, we will observe the orbital motion of MINERVA-II2 after its separation.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA Oct 2
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[MINERVA-II2] Today (10/3) from around 09:00 JST, the spacecraft began to hover at an altitude of about 8km. This position is to observe the orbit of MINERVA-II2 around Ryugu.
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA
[MINERVA-II2] Until now, the spacecraft has been observing while hovering at an altitude of about 8km. Today (10/10), we performed the ΔV (acceleration) to return to the home position. We should arrive back at the home position on October 14.
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Space Missions NET Oct 12
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Can you please give us some information about the MINERVA-II2 mini rover? Did it touchdown successfully?
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//PK\\ Oct 10
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Amy sign of life? I heard you guys found some crawling type insects?
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Susan Minamide Oct 10
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👍
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JonAl Oct 12
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Any news on the Minerva-II2? When is the expected date/time of landing?
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