Advanced robotic system of hopping rovers for small solar system bodies

@inproceedings{Yoshimitsu2012AdvancedRS,
  title={Advanced robotic system of hopping rovers for small solar system bodies},
  author={Tetsuo Yoshimitsu and T. Kubota and Tadashi Adachi and Yoji Kuroda},
  year={2012}
}
Japan has announced the official development of “Hayabusa-2”, the second sample return mission to a Near-Earth asteroid. When the development is made smoothly, Hayabusa-2 will be launched in 2014. The predecessor spacecraft “Hayabusa” made a great success when it returned to the Earth in June 2010 with a capsule containing some particles obtained from S-type asteroid “Itokawa.” The authors installed a tiny hopping rover called “MINERVA” into Hayabusa spacecraft. With this experience, the… CONTINUE READING

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