On July 11, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft performed a 2nd touchdown on the surface of asteroid Ryugu. The touchdown occurred at 10:06 JST at the onboard time and was successful.
Below we show images taken before and after the touchdown. As this is a quick bulletin, more detailed information will be given in the future.
Images taken with the Optical Navigation Camera - Wide angle (ONC-W1)
Immediately after touchdown, we captured images with the ONC-W1. Here are two bulletin images from this camera.
Images from the Small Monitor Camera (CAM-H)
CAM-H operated before and after touchdown, capturing images 4 seconds before touchdown, the moment of touchdown and 4 seconds after touchdown. (CAM-H is the camera that was developed and installed on Hayabusa2 through public donations. The field of view is downwards beside the sampler horn.)
Cooperation: Kimura lab., Tokyo University of Science
(The technology for CAM-H is the result of previous collaborative research between JAXA and the Tokyo University of Science.)