LEGO HAYABUSA2 -Asteroid sample return mission-
Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” is a successor of “Hayabusa” (MUSES-C), which revealed several new technologies and returned to Earth in June 2010.
While establishing a new navigation method using ion engines, Hayabusa brought back samples from the asteroid “Itokawa” to help elucidate the origin of the solar system. Hayabusa2 will target a C-type asteroid “1999 JU3” to study the origin and evolution of the solar system as well as materials for life by leveraging the experience acquired from the Hayabusa mission.

JAXA : global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/hayabusa2/index.html

HAYABUSA2 is scheduled launch on November 30, 2014.
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