Just a week after the successful mission of the European Spacecraft, Japan is all set to launch another probe with the aim to discover organics. The probe is known as Hayabusa2.
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is an asteroid hunter and its destinations is unnamed (162173) 1999 JU3. It will take a kit to the unnamed asteroid in deep space.
The probe would touch the Apollo asteroid in the month of July of 2018. It will stay there for more than a year in order to examine the fragments of the solar system. However, if everything goes as per the expectations of scientists then probe will return to Earth in December 2020.
The scientists intends to send the probe for a long time period of six year. In this mission the probe will mine an isolated asteroid.
The probe is expected to launch from the main H-II a rocket Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Sunday. However, this launch might face a delay due to the changes in the climate in that particular region.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) informed that the sky would be full of thick clouds this weeks. Such kind of clouds compose of a freezing layer that usually disturbs the launch guidelines of a spacecraft. Therefore, scientists need to postpone the launch. However, the new launch date will be declared soon
According to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the cost of the entire project is 31 billion yen ($260 million).