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The orbit determination this week indicates the closest approach
distance to Earth is now
Fig.1: Closest distance to Earth when Hayabusa flies ballistically from the moment designated. Fig.2: The plane is normal to the approach velocity to Earth, and the horizontal axis corresponds to a crossing line with the equatorial plane. Sun is in the left hand side. Plots show the points where Hayabusa flies through this plane. Fig.3: Trajectories relative to Earth in inertial frame. The plane corresponds to the ecliptic plane. Notes: Dates designated in the left figure do not indicate the return dates. |
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Hayabusa completed the correction TCM-2 Hayabusa completed the correction TCM-2 Hayabusa Caotured its Home Earth Hayabusa completed the correction TCM-1 Hayabusa successfully completed its initial correction(TCM-0) Hayabusa about to enter into Earth's gravity sphere Hayabusa about to enter into Earth's gravity sphere Hayabusa traversed over south pole and will fly-by at night side of Earth Hayabusa will skim the geosynchronous orbit Hayabusa now at the Final Guidance Phase Hayabusa, passes within half of the Moon's distance Hayabusa, now will pass within Moon's distance Hayabusa is skimming the Moon Hayabusa, Right on the Course Hayabusa will will pass at two times as far distance as to the Moon Hayabusa will approach within 1 million km from Earth Hayabusa Approach in Order with Two More Months of Ion Engines Burn Left Hayabusa on a path passing through Earth's gravity sphere Hayabusa about to enter into Earth's gravity sphere Hayabusa about to enter into Earth's gravity sphere |
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