Video: explosive sampling on Ryugu
Hayabusa-2 succeeded its first rock sampling on the asteroïd’s surface.News SciencesMarch 7, 2019
Mascot prepared from the ground
Between 6 and 14 July, the CNES and DLR teams worked on the Mascot instrument preparation from the Mascot control centre at the DLR in Cologne.News SciencesAugust 30, 2018
MA-9: MASCOT’s landing site on asteroid Ryugu
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced today near Tokyo the three landing sites selected for the Hayabusa2 mission, whose small French-German MASCOT surface scout...News Sciences General public, Institutional, Specialist public, Science and technologyAugust 23, 2018
Choosing landing site for MASCOT proves “a real...
At CNES in Toulouse, the scientists and engineers working on the Hayabusa2/MASCOT mission have finished identifying and ranking 10 possible landing sites for MASCOT on Ryugu. No...News Sciences Institutional, Specialist public, Science and technologyAugust 14, 2018
The Hayabusa2 probe arrived around Ryugu
After 3.5 years of travel, the Japanese mission arrived 20 km from the asteroid Ryugu. CNES is taking part in the adventure with the little robot Mascot who will analyse its...News SciencesJune 27, 2018
Press Release: Prime Minister’s state visit to...
During his official state visit to Japan, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was accompanied by a delegation of top company officials, led by CNES President and chair of the...News SciencesOctober 15, 2015
Hayabusa 2 mission goes towards... Ryugu asteroid
Don't call it 1999 JU3 anymore. It's official, the asteroid targeted by Hayabusa 2 mission is now named Ryugu.News Sciences Specialist public, Science and technologyOctober 6, 2015
Mascot lander is in perfect health
All the scheduled operations for the commissioning test went nominallyNews SciencesMarch 20, 2015
Press Release: CNES and DLR sign agreement to...
At the Paris Air Show on Monday 17 June, CNES and DLR (Deutsche Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt), the German aerospace agency, signed a cooperation agreement to build the MASCOT...News SciencesJune 18, 2013