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BepiColombo Mercury Mission has successful liftoff

BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, The successful launch took place from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, at 01:45 GMT (03:45 CEST) on October 20 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

Two little hopping robots deployed to asteroid Ryugu

This morning, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed the Hayabusa2 deployed the two tiny MINERVA-II1 hoppers toward the surface of the asteroid Ryugu around midnight EDT on Sept. 21, 2018.

A pair of tiny hopping rovers are about to land on an asteroid

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is preparing to deploy two robotic explorers to the surface of an asteroid. On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will dispatch a pair of "rovers" to the 1kilometer-wide space rock known as Ryugu.

Asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 spacecraft reaches its destination

The Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa2 arrived at the asteroid Ryugu Wednesday after a nearly four-year journey to undertake the first-ever sampling of newly unearthed material from an asteroid.

Japanese spacecraft closes to within 920 km of asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2, JAXA's asteroid explorer, and the MASCOT lander, developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the French space agency (CNES) have been traveling through space since December 2014. The intrepid spacecraft is now 920 km from its target.

Video: JAXA GPM-DPR satellite project anime short

JAXA and anime studio White Fox have teamed together to create an anime short promoting it's 2014 GPM/DPR satellite project with NASA.

Japanese HTV3 space freighter lifts off for ISS

The unmanned Japanese HTV3 space freighter lifted off today and is heading for the International Space Station with supplies.
 

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And we have liftoff! From live view of liftoff of Ariane 5 rocket on October 20  2018.
And we have liftoff! From live view of liftoff of Ariane 5 rocket on October 20, 2018.
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Image three was taken during a hop on the surface of Ryugu  and you can feel this dynamic movement.
Image three was taken during a hop on the surface of Ryugu, and you can feel this dynamic movement.
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Ariane 5 rocket on launch pad one hour before BepiColumbo Mission is launched onOctober 20  2018.
Ariane 5 rocket on launch pad one hour before BepiColumbo Mission is launched onOctober 20, 2018.
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This image was captured on September 23  2018 at 10:10 JST by Rover-1B after landing. [3/6]
This image was captured on September 23, 2018 at 10:10 JST by Rover-1B after landing. [3/6]
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[MINERVA-II1] The altitude of Hayabusa2 when this image was captured was about 80m (262 feet).
[MINERVA-II1] The altitude of Hayabusa2 when this image was captured was about 80m (262 feet).
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Image two.
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First image
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Artist s illustration of Hayabusa2 s hopping rovers  MINERVA-II1A (back) and MINERVA-II1B (foregroun...
Artist's illustration of Hayabusa2's hopping rovers, MINERVA-II1A (back) and MINERVA-II1B (foreground), exploring the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.
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Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft captured this image of the asteroid Ryugu (and its own shadow) on the...
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft captured this image of the asteroid Ryugu (and its own shadow) on the night of Sept. 20, 2018, when the probe was about 440 feet (135 meters) above the space rock’s surface. Hayabusa2 was descending at the time, preparing to deploy the two tiny MINERVA-II1 hopping rovers toward Ryugu’s surface.
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PR screen grab from JAXA and White Fox s GPM-DPR satellite project anime short.
PR screen grab from JAXA and White Fox's GPM-DPR satellite project anime short.
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Japan has launched a new generation of Epsilon space rocket
Japan has launched a new generation of Epsilon space rocket
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This image was taken just before Rover-1B hopped. Photograph snapped on September 23  2018 at about ...
This image was taken just before Rover-1B hopped. Photograph snapped on September 23, 2018 at about 09:46 JST [2/6]
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