Hayabusa Set To Try Another Asteroid Touchdown

Hayabusa Does Not Land on Asteroid in First Attempt, But Successfully Delivers Target Marker, Planetary Society

"Hayabusa - Japan's asteroid explorer - didn't quite land on Itokawa this weekend, failing in its first attempt to touch down and snatch a sample. But it did successfully deliver a target marker to the surface of the asteroid. Even though the team still doesnt know exactly why their "falcon" did not land on the surface, they are vowing to give it another go in coming days."

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