ISAS "MUSES-C" Asteroid Mission Launched

Press Release From: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2003

image MUSES-C, an engineering probe of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) was launched on May 9 by M-V launch vehicle No. 5 from the Kagoshima Space Center.

MUSES-C is a probe with highly motivated missions including inter-asteroid flight and sample return technology verification. It is scheduled to reach an asteroid called "1998SF36", which is the main target of MUSES-C, in two years.

For more information visit the MUSES-C page on the ISAS website.

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