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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-28-2018 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample probe in December 2014, it debuted the following mission patch:

In March 2016, JAXA updated the patch to mark the mission moving into the transfer phase.

The illustration of Hayabusa2 itself is the same but the name of the target asteroid was updated to Ryugu from its provisional designation 1999JU3. The background color was also changed to blue for showing Hayabusa2's endeavor flying through space in the solar system toward Ryugu by leaving the near Earth orbit.

Now, with Hayabusa2's arrival at Ryugu, the patch has been updated again for the exploration phase.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-04-2020 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From JAXA:
As we have now entered the Return Phase, the mission logo has been updated. The base green color is for plantlike on Earth. If the sample returned from Ryugu contains organics, we may understand how Earth gathered the raw materials for life. This logo reflects that expectation!

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 12-08-2020 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where were these actually available?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-08-2020 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know if they were available to the public, but the patches were produced for the mission's team members.

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