PDS Asteroid/Dust Archive
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.
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Superseded versions of this data set: