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Learn about the progress of the OSIRISREx and Hayabusa2 spacecraft

Learn about the progress of the OSIRISREx and Hayabusa2 spacecraft


After two years in space, NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has reached its destination: the asteroid Bennu. The rendezvous is already a significant achievement, ...

Asteroid Sample-Return Spacecraft Are Approaching Their Targets

Artists impression of OSIRIS-REx orbiting Bennu.

Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx

Artist's concept of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft at asteroid Ryugu. Credit: JAXA/Akihiro Ikeshita

Hayabusa spacecraft, JAXA

Learn about the progress of the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 spacecraft missions, which are

Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Nears Its Target, the Asteroid Ryugu - Scientific American

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has spent more than three years alone in the emptiness of space on its way to rendezvous with an asteroid.

Hayabusa 2. spacecraft ...


An artist's depiction of OSIRIS-REx conducting an engine burn to approach Bennu.

This illustration depicts JAXA's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft at the asteroid Ryugu. Image credit:

A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid - The Verge


asteroid Bennu

The Japanese asteroid sampling mission Hayabusa2 – launched on December 3, 2014 aboard an H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima, Japan – completed its long flight ...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx on Twitter: "Today -- June 27, 2018 -- will go down in history as the day that fellow asteroid explorer @haya2_jaxa arrived at asteroid ...

OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa 2 - Space Pod 12/4/15

First images of asteroid Bennu obtained by the NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

We side one hemisphere of Bennu in this photo taken by NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe today from a distance of 50 miles (80 km). The asteroid appears to be a ...

The asteroid Ryugu, as seen by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft on June 26, 2018.

NASA spacecraft is poised for long-anticipated rendezvous with asteroid

The Hayabusa-2 mission shares many common goals with OSIRIS-REx.


asteroid bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is competing with JAXA's Hayabusa-2 mission for the title of 'world's first sample return mission to a C-type asteroid.'

The Osiris Rex spacecraft

The Japanese probe Hayabusa2 cast its shadow on asteroid Ryugu in new images from the spacecraft

Bennu, taken by OSIRIS-REx on Dec. 2 Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

article image Asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 spacecraft ...

Explore asteroid Ryugu with Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft snapped this photo at about midnight EDT on Sept. 21, 2018

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Artist's impression of OSIRIS-REx and asteroid Bennu. (NASA/Goddard/University

The asteroid Bennu, seen by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of 65

Artist's concept of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at asteroid Bennu. Credit: NASA's Goddard

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft set to approach asteroid possibly headed for Earth

Hayabusa-2 image of the asteroid Ryugu as seen from a distance of 3.7 miles

NASA Selects Participating Scientists for Mission to Asteroid Bennu | NASA

Hayabusa2 Drops a Lander on Asteroid Ryugu


Asteroid Ryugu pictured by Hayabusa2 spacecraft and compared to NASA's Bennu | Daily Star

Japan's Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Creeps Up on the Ryugu Asteroid - The New York Times

Integration of the OSIRIS-REx Main Propellant Tank

NASA's OSIRIS-REx on Twitter: "How big is my favorite #asteroid #Bennu? Much bigger than I am -- and taller than the @EmpireStateBldg. #AsteroidDay… "

... Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifts off from launch the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday.

The OSIRIS-REx main propulsion tank insertion into the core cylinder of the spacecraft structure

The spacecraft Hayabusa 2 casts a shadow on the asteroid Ryugu as it approaches to deploy two rovers on the surface of the tiny space rock. (JAXA)

Artist's rendering of Hayabusa2 space craft courtesy of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft launches aboard a ULA Atlas V 411 rocket from Cape Canaveral

Hayabusa 2 Exploring Solar System Resources

NASA's asteroid chaser gets first glimpse of potentially hazardous target - CNET

NASA Aims at an Asteroid Holding Clues to the Solar System's Roots - The New York Times

NASA spacecraft completes its two year trip to intercept Bennu asteroid. Now the hard part

OSIRIS-Rex assembled

OSIRIS-REx will benefit from the many lessons learned by Philae.

Artist's concept of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft.

Nasa's Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Takes Off on 7-Year Mission to Asteroid Bennu

Asteroid Exploration Archive Webinar (9/2018)


The asteroid rush sending 21st-century prospectors into space | Science | The Guardian

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Assembly Nearly Complete


To maintain these close quarters, my navigation team is building on lessons learned from other small body missions – and taking them to the next level of ...

OSIRIS-REx finds water on asteroid Bennu

Success! Hopping, Shoebox-Size Lander Touches Down Safely on Asteroid Ryugu. Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully ...

The unmanned spacecraft, known as OSIRIS-REx, blasted off at 7:05 pm (23:05 GMT) atop an Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral, ...

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The SARA panel on its way to integration with the spacecraft.

Japan Preparing to Land Robotic Spacecraft on Asteroid... Then Drop Explosives On It

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Flight Path/Trajectory

21st January 2019 - Ryugu Surface Features Named

The OSIRIS-REx team lifting the tank for integration onto the structure.

Ceres, as seen by Dawn spacecraft

Hayabusa2 OSIRIS-REx Asteroid NEAR Shoemaker 162173 Ryugu - asteroid

Minerva robots

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Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Hunting for life's cosmic origin © Magic Torch

Rosetta on comet

Photographs of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Explores Primitive Solar System Asteroid

From the origins of life on our planet to protecting the life that now clings to survival here, OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 promise to offer new insights into ...

Film crew documents JAXA visit to University of Arizona

An artist's concept of OSIRIS-REx at Bennu. Credit: Lockheed Martin. “

Congratulations Hayabusa2 with OSIRIS-REx Leader, Dante Lauretta

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The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 is nearing asteroid Ryugu, from which it will return a sample to Earth.Credit: JAXA

Itokawa from 90 degrees longitude