Hayabusa LIDAR

The HAYABUSA spacecraft included a LIght Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) altimeter. The primary objective of LIDAR was to establish the range between the HAYABUSA spacecraft and the asteroid Itokawa for navigation purposes during the surveying and collection phases of the mission. It provided excellent estimates of the location of the spacecraft relative to the asteroid. The Experiment Data Record (EDR) and Calibrated Data Record (CDR) from the Hayabusa LIDAR experiment are included in this data set. This updated version of the HAYABUSA LIDAR data includes a new CDR where the offsets between a high resolution shape model and the LIDAR data were minimized by optmizing the spacecraft trajectory.

HAY-A-LIDAR-3-HAYLIDAR-V2.0 Browse Download (284 Mb)

Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Mukai, T., Abe, S., Barnouin, O., Cheng, A., and Kahn, E., Hayabusa LIDAR V2.0. HAY-A-LIDAR-3-HAYLIDAR-V2.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2012."

Superseded versions of this data set:

HAY-A-LIDAR-3-HAYLIDAR-V1.0 Browse Download (204 Mb)