The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 272

5 october 2018

Hayabusa2 successfully images MASCOT separating from the spacecraft!

The small asteroid lander, MASCOT was successfully separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft on October 3 and delivered safely to the surface of Ryugu. After landing, MASCOT acquired scientific data on the asteroid surface, which was transmitted to the MASCOT team via the spacecraft.

Figure shows MASCOT photographed by the ONC-W2 immediately after separation.