Hasabusa 2 Capsule Earth Return Coming Up Next Month 6th Event in Australia November 20 at 4:17 AM
Before the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 returned the capsule, believed to contain asteroid sand, to Earth next month, an event was held in Australia, where the capsules will fall, to increase local interest in the project.
Hayabusa 2, a Japanese probe that landed on the asteroid Ryugu and is believed to have successfully collected sand and other materials, plans to land a capsule containing samples in the desert in southern Australia on 6 next month.
In order to increase interest in this project, the Japanese Embassy and others held an event in the capital Canberra on October 19 to exhibit a model of the first “Hasabsa” that returned to Earth 10 years ago, and to screen the movie.
In addition, in order to recover the capsule, JAXA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency sub-manager Satoshi Nakazawa, who is located in the southern desert area, appeared on an online broadcast to explain the progress of preparations.
Nakazawa expressed his gratitude for australia’s support, saying, “The return of the capsule will be realized in cooperation between Japan and Australia.”
A local woman in her thirties who attended the event said happily, “I am proud to be able to participate in Japanese projects in Australia and to be useful for space exploration.”