Press Release


Asteroid Explorer "HAYABUSA" (MUSES-C) Completed TCM-3 operation, shift the target from Earth's outer rim to WPA

June 5, 2010 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that TCM-3 operation was successfully completed (1:44 p.m. June 5th, 2010 (JST)).
By this operation, HAYABUSA was guided from Earth's outer rim toward WPA in Australia.

HAYABUSA system is going well.

* TCM : Trajectory Correction Maneuver
* WPA : Woomera Prohibited Area