Mission[change | change source]
Hayabusa studied Itokawa's shape, spin, topography, colour, composition, density, and history. The Hayabusa mission was the first time that an attempt was made to bring an asteroid dust sample to earth for analysis.
In popular culture[change | change source]
Three different feature length films are being made about the Hayabusa mission.
References[change | change source]
- JAXA, "Catalogue of ISAS Missions"; retrieved 2012-4-2.
- Ryall, Julian. "Asteroid Probe Set to 'Collide' With Earth," National Geographic, 11 June 2009; retrieved 2012-4-24.
- Amos, Jonathan. "Hayabusa asteroid-sample capsule recovered in Outback," BBC News, 14 June 2010; "Two-Way Asteroid Trip Takes Off," Astrobiology Magazine, May 12, 2003; retrieved 2012-4-24.
- Shoji, Kaori. "In a galaxy not so far away....," Japan Times, 23 September 2011; Nishida, Kensaku. 映画「はやぶさ」３社競う 足踏み日本、自信回復の願い (Film 'Hayabusa', 3 companies compete), Asahi shinbun, 12 July 2011; retrieved 2012-4-24.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Fujiwara, A. et al. (2006). "Hayabusa at Asteroid Itokawa (Special Issue)". Science 312 (5778): 1327–1353.
- Hiroi, T., Abe., M., Kitazato, K., Abe, S., Clark, B.E., Sasaki, S., Ishiguro, M., and Barnouin-Jha, O.S. (2006). "Developing space weathering on the asteroid 25143 Itokawa". Nature 443 (7107): 56–58.
- Normile, D. (2010-04-30). "Spunky Hayabusa Heads Home With Possible Payload". Science 328 (5978): 565.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),Hayabusa (Muses-C) mission profile