Hayabusa listing

From: George Olshevsky (george.olshevsky@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Nov 25 2005 - 21:18:58 EST

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    I have been trying (with my left hand while the  right hand is doing other
    things) to keep abreast of the Hayabusa mission with  an eye to keeping track of
    orbited objects, and so far I've come up with the  following little list, in
    SSR format, of known and potential associated objects  (use a monospaced font
    to make the table columns line  up):
    
    2003-019A       27809    JPN           HELIOCENTRIC  ORBIT  (SUN)
     N/A
    Hayabusa (MUSES  C)                      Launched (05/09/2003)
    2003-019B        27810    JPN           HELIOCENTRIC  ORBIT  (SUN)
      N/A
    M-5 rocket  body                         Launched  (05/09/2003)
    2003-019C          NNA   JPN            HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT  (SUN)
     N/A
    Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) Released
    [11/09/2005]
    2003-019D          NNA   JPN            HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT  (SUN)
     N/A
    MINERVA  lander                          Launched (05/09/2003) Released
    [11/12/2005]
    2003-019E          NNA   JPN            IMPACTED ASTEROID  ITOKAWA
     N/A
    Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) Decayed
    [11/19/2005]
    2003-019F          NNA   JPN            IMPACTED ASTEROID  ITOKAWA
     N/A
    Tantalum sampler  probe                  Launched (05/09/2003) Decayed
    [11/19/2005]
    2003-019G          NNA    JPN
     N/A
    Navigation target  marker                Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet  used]
    2003-019H          NNA    JPN
     N/A
    Tantalum sampler  probe                  Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet  used]
    2003-019J          NNA    JPN
     N/A
    Sample return  capsule                   Launched (05/09/2003) [Not yet used]
    
    
    Here N/A = not available (for  radar cross sections), NNA = no number
    assigned. The first line of an entry  contains the identifiers and orbital
    information, the second line contains the  name or nature of the
    object, the launch date
    (redundantly all the same in this  case), and the date of release or decay.
    
    Most of this is gleaned from  various Hayabusa/MUSES C websites, not to
    mention Jonathan McDowell's reports.  I'm interested in additions and
    corrections,
    of course, particularly concerning  any minor hardware that may have been
    released during the mission, such as lens  caps, equipment covers, and other
    whatnot. Also would be interested in  approximate heliocentric orbital elements
    (period/perihelion-aphelion/inclination to ecliptic in days/AU/degrees).
    
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