Hayabusa News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Astronomers to Observe Hayabusa Homecoming
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, June 9, 2010
    Posted on: 6/9/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT

  • AKARI's observations of asteroid Itokawa
    European Space Agency - Friday, August 24, 2007
    Posted on: 8/24/2007 11:31:35 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa starts fully fledged return trip to Earth
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Saturday, April 28, 2007
    Posted on: 4/28/2007 6:16:47 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa to start return trip to Earth in mid April
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Wednesday, April 4, 2007
    Posted on: 4/4/2007 8:45:53 AM PDT

  • Science Team Determines Composition of Asteroid Itokawa
    Brown University - Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Posted on: 6/1/2006 5:49:41 PM PDT

  • Floating pile of rubble a pristine record of solar system's history
    University of Michigan - Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Posted on: 6/1/2006 5:48:12 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa mission offers an intimate portrait of asteroid Itokawa
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Posted on: 6/1/2006 5:46:35 PM PDT

  • Planetary Society Congratulates Japanese Space Agency on Renewed Contact with Hayabusa
    Planetary Society - Saturday, March 11, 2006
    Posted on: 3/11/2006 5:55:30 PM PDT

  • Seriously damaged Hayabusa making best efforts to come back to Earth
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Thursday, December 8, 2005
    Posted on: 12/8/2005 6:15:26 PM PDT

  • Planetary Society Applauds Japanese Asteroid Landing and Apparent Sampling
    Planetary Society - Wednesday, November 30, 2005
    Posted on: 11/30/2005 10:37:20 PM PDT

  • Detailed Analysis Reveals That Hayabusa Landed on and Took Off from Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Thursday, November 24, 2005
    Posted on: 11/25/2005 6:52:39 AM PDT

  • MINERVA explores the surface of ITOKAWA
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Thursday, November 3, 2005
    Posted on: 11/3/2005 7:03:01 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • Hayabusa2 Earth Swing-by
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - December 3, 2015
    Posted on: 12/3/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 22: C.19 Hayabusa2 PSP Final Text
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 7, 2015
    Posted on: 7/7/2015 6:27:29 PM PDT

  • ROSES-15 Amendment: Delay of Step-2 Due Date for Hayabusa2 Participating Scientist Program
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - April 13, 2015
    Posted on: 4/13/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 7: Hayabusa2 reopens for Step-1 proposals
    NASA HQ - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 6:52:21 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-14 Amendment 42: C.19, the Hayabusa2 PSP shifted to ROSES-2015
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - December 8, 2014
    Posted on: 12/8/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT

  • Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa 2 Completes Critical Operation Phase
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - December 6, 2014
    Posted on: 12/6/2014 6:25:44 PM PDT

  • Public Invited to Send Names & Messages to Asteroid on Hayabusa 2
    National Space Development Agency of Japan - April 1, 2013
    Posted on: 4/1/2013 5:56:53 PM PDT

  • NASA JSC Solicitation: Hayabusa Cleanroom
    Johnson Space Center - June 29, 2011
    Posted on: 6/29/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa Confirms Return of Asteroid Particles
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 16, 2010
    Posted on: 11/16/2010 4:54:55 PM PDT

  • Successful re-ignition of Ion Engine C onboard Hayabusa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - August 22, 2007
    Posted on: 8/22/2007 12:58:23 PM PDT

  • Current Status of Hayabusa Spacecraft - Communication and Operation Resumption
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - March 7, 2006
    Posted on: 3/8/2006 5:11:50 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa Status Report 14 December 2005
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - December 14, 2005
    Posted on: 12/14/2005 8:35:02 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa Status Report
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - December 11, 2005
    Posted on: 12/11/2005 6:22:23 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa Status Reports 20 November 2005
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 20, 2005
    Posted on: 11/20/2005 7:35:51 PM PDT

  • Hayabusa Releases Minerva; Contact Possibly Lost
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 12, 2005
    Posted on: 11/12/2005 9:23:53 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa approaches within 70 meters of asteroid Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 11, 2005
    Posted on: 11/11/2005 8:36:45 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa's Practice Descent (Rehearsal) on November 4th
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 7, 2005
    Posted on: 11/7/2005 8:45:40 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa's Scientific and Engineering Achievements during Proximity Operations around Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 3, 2005
    Posted on: 11/3/2005 8:51:01 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa image of Asteroid Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - November 1, 2005
    Posted on: 11/1/2005 5:58:26 AM PDT

  • Hayabusa observes the "opposition surge" of Asteroid Itokawa
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - October 29, 2005
    Posted on: 10/29/2005 8:00:35 AM PDT