Hayabusa 2 Was in News Recently, Which of the Following Statement Regarding It is Correct? - Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

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MCQ

Hayabusa 2 was in news recently, which of the following statement regarding it is correct? 

Options

  • It is Japan’s first Mars Mission, funded by NASA

  • Asteroid sample-return mission operated by the  Japanese Space Agency, JAXA

  • It is a military satellite by JAXA.

  • It is Japan’s first mission to Jupiter

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Solution

Asteroid sample-return mission operated by the  Japanese Space Agency, JAXA

Explanation:
Hayabusa 2 is a Japanese mission launched in  December 2014 on a six-year mission to study the asteroid Ryugu and to collect samples to bring to  Earth for analysis. It arrived at the asteroid in June 2018. Hayabusa 2 fired an impactor into the asteroid in February 2019 to create an artificial crater. This allowed the spacecraft to collect a sample from beneath the surface of the asteroid. It will bring the asteroid sample to Earth in 2020.

Concept: Static General Knowledge (Entrance Exam)
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