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HAYABUSA (MUSES-C)

Special Site : HAYABUSA -The Final Approach- Open!!

Current position of HAYABYSA in inertial coordinate system (ecliptic coordinate system) (as of June 13, 2010)

Success Criteria for HAYABUSA ( defined prior to launch )

[ Success! ] Operation of Ion Engines 50 points
[ Success! ] Operation of Ion Engines for more than 1000 hours 100 points
[ Success! ] Earth Gravity Assist with Ion Engines 150 points
[ Success! ] Rendezvous with Itokawa with Autonomous Navigation 200 points
[ Success! ] Scientific Observation of Itokawa 250 points
[ Success! ] Touch-down and Sample Collection 300 points
[ Success! ] Capsule Recovered 400 points
[ Success! ] Sample obtained for Analysis 500 points