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Hayabusa re-entry spectacular fireball.

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/13/2010

Five years after touching down on a distant asteroid, Japan’s Hayabusa space probe returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the Australian Outback after a spectacular fireball. Recorded from NASA DC-8 over Australia

Officials at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aren’t sure whether the probe managed to collect samples from asteroid Itokawa after its three-month rendezvous with the small space rock in 2005. They would be the first samples returned from the surface of an asteroid.

The probe burned up on reentry, streaking through the night sky (see video here), and Hayabusa’s heat-resistant container landed with the aid of a parachute in South Australia’s Woomera Prohibited Range.


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LIVE – HAYABUSA RE-ENTRY

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/12/2010

LIVE – HAYABUSA RE-ENTRY – Live video feed

An attempt will be made to provide a live video feed of the Hayabusa Re-Entry in the minutes around the re-entry at 13:51 UT, Sunday June 13. The video will be chosen from cameras operated onboard NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Laboratory by Jesse Carpenter and Greg Merkes of NASA Ames Research Center, or those operated by Ron Dantowitz, Marek Kozubal, James Brietmeyer and Brigitte Berman of Clay Center Observatory, or those operated by Mike Taylor and Jonathan Snively of Utah State University. Please note that such downlinks have proven very difficult in past missions. The Hayabusa re-entry will be fainter than that of ATV-1 “Jules Verne” in 2008. Also, the video feed will be transmitted by the DC-8 aircraft via INMARSAT and may not be of high quality. Large volumes of traffic on this website may hinder watching this live feed. For that reason, shortly after the re-entry, we plan to upload higher quality video, first via the INMARSAT uplink on our way back, and later, after we land at Melbourne, via an internet communication. KEEP IN MIND THE TIME THE EVENT STARTS. That’s when the live stream is expected to begin.

The capsule is due to land at the Woomera Prohibited Area (to the East of Glendambo (see below map)) in South Australia at 11.30pm this Sunday (13 June 2010).

Expected landing area - Glendambo location map

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