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Hayabusa2 Data Archive

Main target body: Asteroid (162173) Ryugu
Launch date: 3 December 2014
Earth flyby date: 3 December 2015
Arrival at Ryugu: 27 June 2018
Departure from Ryugu: 12 November 2019
Return to Earth: 6 December 2020

The Hayabusa2 data are in the process of being prepared for archiving in PDS. We expect most raw and calibrated orbiter data and MASCAM data to be released over the course of 2021. Other surface observations, radio science, and derived data are expected in 2022.

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Hayabusa2 mission information:

Data type Browse/Download Description
Mission Hayabusa2 Mission Bundle This bundle contains information and documentation relevant to the mission as a whole.

Hayabusa2 orbiter data:

Data type Browse/Download Description
Images ONC - coming soon The Optical Navigation Cameras (ONC) is a suite of visible light cameras including telephoto (ONC-T) and wide angle panchromatic (ONC-W1 and ONC-W2) cameras.
TIR - coming soon The Thermal Infrared Imager (TIR) is a thermal infrared camera operating at 8-12 microns, using a two-dimensional microbolometer array.
Spectra NIRS3 The Near Infrared Spectrometer (NIRS3) is a spectrograph with a wavelength range of 1.8 - 3.2 microns.
Nuclear N/A No nuclear instrument on Hayabusa2
Dust N/A No dust detector on Hayabusa2
Altimetry LIDAR - not yet available The Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) instrument operated at altitudes from 30m to 25km, providing measurements of the spacecraft range to the surface.
Radio Science Radio Science - not yet available The Hayabusa2 radio science observations provide the information necessary to make estimates of the gravity field, mass, and other physical characteristics of Ryugu.
SPICE Hayabusa2 SPICE Archive - coming soon Will be archived at NAIF

Hayabusa2 landers, impactor, and sampling:

Data type Browse/Download Description
MASCOT lander Not yet available The MASCOT lander operated on the surface for more than 17 hours. These instruments produced data which will be archived in PDS: MasCam (wide-angle camera), MasMag (magnetometer), MicroOmega (infrared spectroscopic microscope), MARA (thermal radiometer).
Minerva landers Not yet available The Minerva-II-1 Rover 1A (Hibou) operated on the surface for 36 days and Rover 1B (Owl) operated for 3 days. Both rovers had cameras and thermometers. The third Minerva rover, Ulula, did not obtain data.
DCAM3 Not yet available The Deployable Camera (DCAM3) was deployed to observe the impact of the Small Carry-On Impactor.
CAM-H Not yet available CAM-H is a small monitor camera mounted on the lower edge of the spacecraft that was able to take images of the sampler horn and surface during touchdown.

Release information:

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For questions about the data sets or this web site, contact Carol Neese (