At the beginning of April 2019, the Hayabusa-2 should shoot an asteroid Ryuga from a height of 500 m with the SCI (Small Carry-on
It is planned that at the end of 2019, Hayabusa-2 will start moving towards the Earth and will reach the planet at the end of 2020.
In early March 2019, the Hayabusy-2 team posted a video where the device landed on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu and fired a tantalum bullet at it.
Recently, the team of the mission "Hayabusa-2" showedthe results of the first month of operation of the probe in orbit around the asteroid Ryugu. Engineers presented a heat map of Ryugu. It turned out that there are many more rocky outcrops on the surface of the asteroid than scientists thought. In addition, the temperature of the soil ranges from room temperature to 100 ° C.