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Japan's accident-prone probe soldiers on

发布时间:2019-02-28 02:05:03来源:未知点击:

Even as spacecraft go, it has been very unfortunate. It failed at the dress-rehearsal for landing on an asteroid. It lost a robot after safely ferrying it a billion kilometres. And now, Japan’s Hayabusa seems to have mucked up Sunday’s plannned touchdown on Itokawa. The spacecraft got to within 17 metres of the asteroid and then lost contact with Earth. By the time the link was re-established several hours later, the probe had drifted away from its target. It is unclear whether it ever actually landed. However,