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Hayabusa,Sept. 1st

Hayabusa stopped its ion engines operation and is on the ecliptic plane, approaching to Itokawa at the distance of 1,900km with 18 km/hour, as of September 1st.

Itokawa Ioci exposed with optically navigated trajectory

optically navigated trajectory

Image of Asteroid Itokawa taken by HAYABUSA on Aug.29

Image Aug.29

September 2, 2005