Hayabusa 2 - Making war on an unarmed asteroid
Posted: 02 September 2012 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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How’s that for an eye grabbing headline?     cool smirk


Actually I latched onto this just because it seems another wild, complex space mission, not a Curiosity for sure, but still. . .
It’ll be interesting to keep an eye on how things go.  Hayabusa 1 sadly failed in firing it’s bullets.

Japanese Spacecraft to Search for Clues of Earth’s First Life

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — In a Physics World special report on Japan, Dennis Normile reports on how the Japanese space agency JAXA plans to land a spacecraft onto an asteroid in 2018 to search for clues of how life began on Earth.

Hayabusa 2 will be launched in 2014 with a view to settling on the targeted asteroid, named 1999 JU3, in mid-2018 before arriving back on Earth in 2020.

As soon as Hayabusa 2 safely reaches its destination it will fire fingertip-sized bullets into the surface of the asteroid at speeds of 300 m s and collect the rebounded fragments. After moving to a safe distance away, it will then detonate an impactor module, which will fire a 2 kg projectile into the asteroid to create a 2 m crater.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Pearl Harbor Maneuver again.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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psikeyhackr - 02 September 2012 09:15 AM

The Pearl Harbor Maneuver again.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 02:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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TimB - 02 September 2012 10:17 AM
psikeyhackr - 02 September 2012 09:15 AM

The Pearl Harbor Maneuver again.

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Tora, Tora, lookin’ for flora?

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