JAXA space probe arrives near asteroid

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JAXA space probe arrives near asteroid

A Japanese space probe has reached its destination after travelling through space for three years.


JAXA space probe arrives near asteroid

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN A Japanese space probe has reached its destination after travelling through space for three years.

The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft blasted off in December 2014, Reuters reports.

This week it arrived at its destination, Asteroid Ryugu, some 3 billion kilometers from Earth.

Reuters reports Hayabusa 2 will orbit the asteroid for a few months in order to map its surface before it attempts a landing.

The probe will use explosives and a cannon to craft a hole the surface, then collect from samples from the area.

After the Hayabusa 2 has finished its work on the asteroid, the probe will begin a year-and-a-half journey back to Earth.

It's expected to return in 2020.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

Depiction of Hayabusa-2 flight path 2.

Depiction of Hayabusa-2 near asteroid and mapping it 3.

Depiction of Hayabusa-2 collecting samples 4.

Depiction of Hayabusa-2 coming back to Earth VOICEOVER (in English): "Reuters reports the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft blasted off in December 2014." "This week it arrived at its destination, Asteroid Ryugu, some 3 billion kilometers from Earth." "Reuters reports Hayabusa 2 will orbit the asteroid for a few months in order to map its surface before it attempts a landing." "The probe will use explosives and a cannon to craft a hole the surface, then collect from samples from the area." "After the Hayabusa 2 has finished its work on the asteroid, the probe will begin a year-and-a-half journey back to Earth.

It's expected to return in 2020." SOURCES: JAXA, Reuters, Space http://global.jaxa.jp https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-japan-probe/japan-probe-arrives-at-asteroid-after-nearly-four-year-space-odyssey-idUSKBN1JN0F1 https://www.space.com/41014-japanese-hayabusa2-probe-arrives-asteroid-ryugu.html https://www.space.com/23320-japan-test-fires-space-cannon-hayabusa2.html *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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