TOKYO: Japan’s Hayabusa II 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, Hayabusato landed in a desert in Australia. Meanwhile, a capsule entered the Earth’s atmosphere like a bright meteorite, landed its parachute and landed in Australia. According to the Japanese space agency, Hayabusa II has set off on another mission and the capsule has reached the ground from a meteorite about a million kilometers away. It should be noted that the entire project has cost کروڑ 150 million while only 0.1 gram of soil has reached the ground
This important 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 called Raigo to retrieve some samples from its surface and return to Earth, thus successfully completing part of the Hayabusa II mission. Is. It should be noted that the size of a domestic refrigerator called Raigo 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. It will be researched in Japanese laboratories for many years and new discoveries will be made.
As soon as it landed on Raigo, Hayabusa 2 fired a 5 gram titanium bullet on the planet and collected dust and particles from it. Hayabasu 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 he will reach in 2001 CC21 in July 2026