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CubeSats for Hera mission to asteroid system selected

Submit on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 22:59

ESA’s Hera mission concept, currently under study, would be humanity’s first mission to a binary asteroid: the 800 m-diameter Didymos is accompanied by a 170 m-diameter secondary body. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids.

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