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Japan's Hayabussa Asteroid Probe
Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm by pdpete
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Hayabusa (はやぶさ?, literally "peregrine falcon") was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa to Earth for fu
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Posted by Tibor on February 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm
Great article. I think that the thing I found most fascinating was the first use of the microwave discharge ion engines. I was aware of the theory but was unaware that the technology was implemented for the first time on this mission.
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