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Date : October 12, 2018

Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2’s Unprecedented Mission (Dr. Yuichi Tsuda, Associate Professor, JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)

post date : 2018.09.04

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s exploration spacecraft Hayabusa2 is engaging in unprecedented research of the asteroid Ryugu. In late September, two exploratory rovers were separated from Hayabusa2 and touched down on Ryugu, and near the end of this month Hayabusa2 itself will also land on the asteroid, in the first attempt ever at collecting subsurface samples from an asteroid. The results of this research are hoped to help in discovering the origins of the planet and understanding evolution, as well as being useful for planetary defense in protecting Earth from asteroid collisions.


The FPCJ has invited Hayabusa2’s project manager Dr. Yuichi Tsuda, an associate professor at the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, to speak about topics including the mission’s successes so far, future exploration plans and why their significance, and international cooperation.


Date: October 12 (Fri), 2018, 10:00-11:30

Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

【Reservation required: 40 openings available】

Due to the size of the venue, you must apply in advance. 
Thank you for your understanding. 

Due to the size of the venue, you must apply in advance.  Thank you for your understanding. 

*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

  In principle, only one person will be accepted from each organization.
  If all openings have been filled, your application may be rejected.
  Please note that FPCJ will not reply to your application, unless NO openings are available.
  Thank you for your understanding.

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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