In the picture above you can see a small capsule at the tip of the parachute. It containing the dust of the planet Rygo. Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully landed on a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite in the solar system. Taking soil samples from there.
At half-past one in the morning, according to Japanese time, Hayabusa2 landed in a desert in Australia. Meanwhile, a capsule entered the Earth’s atmosphere like a bright meteor and landed in Australia with its parachute open.
According to the Japanese Space Agency, Hayabusa2 has set off on another mission and the capsule has reached the ground from a meteorite about a million kilometers away. The entire project has cost 150 million crores while only 0.1 gram of soil has reached the ground.
This Critical mission was launched from the ground on December 3, 2014. By the Japanese space exploration agency Jaksa weighing in at 600 kilograms, the state-of-the-art spacecraft was sent to a planet.
Thus successfully completing part of the Hayabusa2 mission. The size of a domestic refrigerator called Raigo. It is one hundred thousand kilometers away from the Earth.
The Japanese team in Australia seized the capsule just hours after it landed. And confirmed that it contained a soil sample. Since this meteorite itself is very ancient, by researching its soil. We will be able to learn a lot about the origin and evolution of the solar system.
Furthermore, Japanese laboratories will be researched on this and new discoveries will be made.
As soon as it landed on Raigo, Hayabusa2 fired a 5-gram titanium bullet on the planet. And collected dust and particles from it. Hayabusa2 then said goodbye to the planet and left. Throughout its journey, the spacecraft traveled 5 billion kilometers and used an electric ion thruster. That’s why it’s so expensive because of its technology.
But Hayobosato’s journey is not over yet, he has to go on two more planets. The first of which will land on the 2001 CC21 in July 2026.