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JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's) Hayabusa2 mission is on track to return samples from its target asteroid, 162173 Ryugu, a C-type Near Earth Asteroid (NEA).

Hayabusa2 Rendezvous with Ryugu

JAXA confirmed Hayabusa2, JAXA's asteroid explorer, rendezvoused with Ryugu, the target asteroid.

JAXA performed an Earth flyby with its asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 on 3 December.

Hayabusa2 Launched By Japan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 onboard at 1:22:04 p.m. on December 3, 2014 JST from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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