what does it mean for IKAROS? team disbanded, no more attempts at contact?
Fuji, what is the status of Akatsuki? Still on-track for the orbit-insertion attempt in a couple years?Thanks!Additionally, have any more IKAROS contact attempts been made yet? It's almost early summer...
Additionally, have any more IKAROS contact attempts been made yet? It's almost early summer...
Akatsuki mission update (Nov 2012)http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/meetings/archive/vexag_10th/Nov2012/presentations/12_Akatsuki_Imamura.pdf
Quote from: plutogno on 06/08/2013 09:59 amAkatsuki mission update (Nov 2012)http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/meetings/archive/vexag_10th/Nov2012/presentations/12_Akatsuki_Imamura.pdfIs this still the plan right now? If so Venus orbit insertion is roughly a year away..... (Nov. 22, 2015 according to this paper)
an update (in Japanese only at the time) on Akatsuki's observations during solar conjunctionhttp://www.jaxa.jp/press/2014/12/20141218_akatsuki_j.html
Yes, Nov. 2015 is the official plan. Four RCS thruster wiil be burned 20 minutes continuously.
New Plan is determined early December, 2015.Height of apogee is changed from planned 80,000km to 300,000 or 400,000km.http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/20150105-OYT1T50070.html (Japanese)
Now has been current press conference about the Akatsuki is opened. Press release also came out. (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/j/topics/topics/2015/0206_akatsuki.shtmlhttp://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=270https://twitter.com/sorae_jp/