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Looking At the Hardware and Software of JAXA's Hayabusa-2 ( 16

alexvoica writes: After interviewing the NASA New Horizons team (if you've missed the original story on Slashdot, you can find it here), it's time to get the views of another famous space agency (JAXA) on spacecraft hardware and software. This interview focuses mainly on Hayabusa-2, the world's first round-trip mission to a C-type asteroid. The main goal of the Hayabusa-2 mission is to visit the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JU3, conduct on site science experiments, collect soil samples from the asteroid, and return them back to Earth. 1999 JU3 is a near-Earth C-type asteroid, and is believed to contain organic and hydrated minerals. The contact at JAXA replying to these questions is Associate Professor Yuichi Tsuda, Ph.D the project manager for Hayabusa-2. Dr. Tsuda works for the Department of Space Flight Systems at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and at JAXA.
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Looking At the Hardware and Software of JAXA's Hayabusa-2

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  • Very impressive (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    The Japanese are at the absolute forefront when it comes to technical aspects such as micro-electronics in their spacecraft. They leaped over NASA and the Americans years and years ago, and now they are truly in a league of their own. The whole world wishes you the best of luck in your future missions!

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