Hayabusa-2 mission target asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3): Searching for the object's spin-axis orientation

@article{Muller2016Hayabusa2MT,
  title={Hayabusa-2 mission target asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3): Searching for the object's spin-axis orientation},
  author={T. Muller and J. vDurech and M. Ishiguro and M. Mueller and T. Kruhler and H. Yang and M.-J. Kim and L. O'Rourke and F. Usui and C. Kiss and B. Altieri and B. Carry and Y. Choi and M. Delbo and J. Emery and J. Greiner and S. Hasegawa and J. Hora and F. Knust and D. Kuroda and D. Osip and A. Rau and A. Rivkin and P. Schady and J. Thomas-Osip and D. Trilling and S. Urakawa and E. Vilenius and P. Weissman and P. Zeidler},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2016},
  volume={599}
}
The JAXA Hayabusa2 mission was approved in 2011 with launch planned for late 2014. Arriving at the asteroid (162173) 1999 JU_3 in 2018, it will survey it, land, and obtain surface material, then depart in late 2019, and return to the Earth in December 2020. We observed the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JU_3 with the Herschel Space Observatory in April 2012 at thermal far-infrared wavelengths, supported by several ground-based observations to obtain optical lightcurves. We re-analyzed previously… Expand
Asteroid Ryugu before the Hayabusa2 encounter
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Spitzer observations of spacecraft target 162173 (1999 JU3)
Rotational characterization of Hayabusa II target Asteroid (162173) 1999 JU3
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