"The japanese space probe Hayabusa2 will land on the asteroid Ryugus surface 22 February, announces the japanese rymdmyndigheten Jaxa."
"– the Place of landing has been determined and how we are supposed to land has been fixed, so we want to do our best to achieve it without making mistakes, " says Yuichi Tsuda, a project manager at Jaxa."
"the Landing is scheduled for 08.00 in the morning japanese time."
"Hayabusa2 – is about as large as a full-sized refrigerator – was postponed for just over four years ago and reached the Ryugu in June. Since then, the robots from the probe landed on and photographed the asteroid's surface."
"Also, the probe itself would have landed at the Ryugu, in October. But that step has been postponed on the grounds that the surface is more rugged than previously estimated, and that more time was needed for preparations."
"Next year, the Hayabusa2 begin the journey back to earth."