JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu on June 27, 2018 and successfully touched down on the surface of Ryugu on February 22, 2019 at 7:29:10 AM (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9). The team will discuss the detailed remote-sensing observations and experiments conducted by the spacecraft and present new insights from these investigations into the formation and evolution of Ryugu. Results of the touchdown operations and the latest images taken will also be shared.
Yuichi Tsuda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Sei-ichiro Watanabe, Nagoya University
Ralph Milliken, Brown University
Seiji Sugita, University of Tokyo