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Nereid
2005-Aug-23, 12:43 AM
And gets ready for a three-month period of scientific observation, including a landing, a sample collection, to be followed by a return (get ready Aussies!). Details. (http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/hayabusa.html)

antoniseb
2005-Aug-23, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Nereid@Aug 23 2005, 12:43 AM
including a landing, a sample collection, to be followed by a return
I've been keeping an eye on this one, but it is difficult since most of the day to day information is posted only in Japanese (or at least that used to be the case, I haven't looked recently).

This is a cool mission. We need more small cheap asteroid missions like this.

cran
2005-Aug-25, 06:24 PM
Yeah... like antoniseb said... more! :)