-Approach to Itokawa-

 November 12, 2005
「Landing to Itokawa was tried. 」
「Oh! It is a feeling at last! But how does it land?」

Target marker(c)JAXA
「IIt is a good question. It makes a landing with a target marker.」

「Target marker?」
「Yes,By installing a target marker in the surface of planet Itokawa, Hayabusa can land on Itokawa correctly! 」

Landing success(c)JAXA
Although the target marker has landed safely ...

「It is great!」
「However, communication has broken off suddenly before a falcon made a landing to Itokawa.
The instrument of the falcon is broken when I guess heat of 180 degrees of the sun right for a long time…
However, researchers believed the communication of the HAYABUSA…」
「Communication recovery, the mission of the Hayabusa! ?
Landing failure!The falcon not having made a landing to Itokawa…
The device for sample collection does not start, too…. 」
「Thank you very much.」
「However, the truth that it was wrong made a landing!
The landing to the earth and the heavenly bodies except the month visited to the world for the first time, and it achieved a great achievement.
However, I still become the cause that I cannot understand why a landing signal was not sent.
「It is nice miscalculation.」
「However, the device of the sample collection did not work. However,
researchers ran in hope that a cloud of dust when I made a landing attached to the main body of HAYABUSA. And the Hayabusa walking a long way to the earth…」

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