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Hayabusa 2 Re-entry Capsules and Impactor

Based on the Hayabusa's success, the next-generation asteroid probe "Hayabusa 2" was launched in December 2014 and the thermal protection reentry capsule was used again with ablators and thermal protection materials that we developed. "Hayabusa 2" includes a collider using new technologies to create artificial craters on the asteroid surface. The collider separates from the probe after landing on the asteroid, and once the probe has retreated a safe distance to the other side of the asteroid, it uses pyrotechnics to crash into the asteroid at high speed to create an artificial crater. We participated in the development of this collider system, which will be used in 2019.

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