Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Next Generation Asteroid Probe Future Creation Model

Here are some images of Aoshima's Next Generation Asteroid Probe Future Creation Model.
The only additions I put to this model was some foiling and a bit of self interpretation on the top section of the model.

From Modeling Madness"

Hayabusa ( literally "Peregrine Falcon") was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa to Earth for further analysis.

Hayabusa, formerly known as MUSES-C for Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft C, was launched on 9 May 2003 and rendezvoused with Itokawa in mid-September 2005. After arriving at Itokawa, Hayabusa studied the asteroid's shape, spin, topography, colour, composition, density, and history. In November 2005, it landed on the asteroid and collected samples in the form of tiny grains of asteroidal material, which were returned to Earth aboard the spacecraft on 13 June 2010.

The spacecraft also carried a detachable mini lander, MINERVA, but this failed to reach the surface.


Manchu said...

Nice little kit !
ça serait amusant de realiser un diorama avec Hayabusa au-dessus de la surface d'Itokawa ...

Warren Zoell said...

Le modèle est venu avec un stand en forme de Itokawa mais je n'ai pas l'utiliser.