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The Japanese have tested the cannon, with which they expect to mine the ground from the asteroid

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The Japanese have tested the cannon, with which they expect to mine the ground from the asteroid

In the Japanese prefecture of Gifu, tests of a unique device that will allow the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft to extract soil samples from an asteroid have been successfully conducted. It is reported by ITAR-TASS with reference to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).


During its mission, "Hayabusa-2" will have to extract soil from the deep part of the asteroid. To do this, the probe will be equipped with a special gun, from which the device from a distance of 100 meters will shoot at the surface of the space body.

An all-metal projectile fired at a speed of 2 kilometers per second will create an artificial crater on the asteroid, at the bottom of which Japanese scientists expect to find valuable rock samples.

JAXA expects the data to allow specialists to learn more history the formation of cosmic bodies of this type.

Japanese engineers had to make great efforts in order to achieve maximum accuracy from the cannon, but the agency assures that this task has already been solved.

"We managed to solve several problems associated with the development of the device. During the tests, the projectile struck exactly at the target and at the expected speed," said JAXA specialist Takanao Saiki, who led the creation of the gun.

The launch of the Hayabusa-2 space probe is expected to take place in December 2014.
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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 21 October 2013 11: 20
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    2014 News - Retaliatory strike from an asteroid, Japanese apparatus was destroyed laughing
    1. Sewer
      Sewer 21 October 2013 11: 34
      +4
      Cheered not a joke! laughing
      1. INTER
        INTER 21 October 2013 11: 43
        +7
        A person cannot be understood by the mind, they seek the soil and spend billions when people die on the earth because of hunger and because of the same soil (earth).
        1. Botanologist
          Botanologist 21 October 2013 19: 58
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          It would be better to come up with how to explore and deactivate your Fukushima. And then they give out as an event a gun with a projectile speed of 2 km. per second. Homemade.
    2. Siberian German
      Siberian German 22 October 2013 03: 49
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      only one question - where is our gun and such a device?
  2. Victor
    Victor 21 October 2013 11: 23
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    These can. Persistent bastards in achieving the goal.
    1. Narkom
      Narkom 21 October 2013 12: 08
      +6
      They would be better off so hard at Fakusima.
      1. Siberian
        Siberian 21 October 2013 16: 36
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        Our help was offered to them on Fakushima (which the Americans built), they proudly refused. Now decided on lol Soil asteroid swipe. Maybe they want to find an anti-radioactive compound there.
      2. Hudo
        Hudo 21 October 2013 18: 18
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        Quote: Narkom
        They would be better off so hard at Fakusima.

  3. major071
    major071 21 October 2013 11: 40
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    What if it pierces through and through? And how aliens will climb to the surface, and the gun will no longer help. laughing Rumor has it that the moon is hollow inside. yes
  4. Neighbor
    Neighbor 21 October 2013 11: 47
    +1
    Two km / s Well, what kind of return, the probe will not crumble?
  5. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 21 October 2013 11: 49
    +1
    All ingenious is simple. This is easier than digging or drilling. It remains the case for small - fly!
    1. Misantrop
      Misantrop 21 October 2013 16: 33
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      Quote: x.andvlad
      It remains the case for small - fly!
      And do not miss when shooting. Although they write that the problem of accuracy has already been solved. In general, a tough problem, from 100m to get into an asteroid laughing
  6. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 21 October 2013 11: 53
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    Quote: Neighbor
    Two km / s Well, what kind of return, the probe will not crumble?

    They didn’t shoot from the musket. The projectile must be rocket ...
  7. Migari
    Migari 21 October 2013 12: 37
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    Well, let’s wait and see, it’s not so skeptical of the Japanese, but it’s interesting that, for this asteroid, let's say two space powers, Russia and the United States.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 October 2013 12: 49
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      Quote: Migari
      what about this asteroid, let’s say two space powers, Russia and the United States.

      They won’t do anything, he hasn’t fallen for Russia and the United States for a hundred years.
    2. Botanologist
      Botanologist 21 October 2013 20: 02
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      Quote: Migari
      what about this asteroid, let’s say two space powers, Russia and the United States.


      They will give a command to the crew of the asteroid to keep the probe out.

      But seriously - either an explosion or a change in trajectory by some kind of blow. There the asteroid is healthy, you have to think seriously about it.
  8. RUSS
    RUSS 21 October 2013 12: 52
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    Rather, the news is about a new plot of Japanese anime fantasy. laughing
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 21 October 2013 13: 24
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      Fantasy is not fantasy, but the Americans have already successfully delivered soil from an asteroid.

      http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82_(%
      D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%B0%D0%BF%D
      0%BF%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82)
  9. WIN969
    WIN969 21 October 2013 14: 54
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    If these adventures are so smart, then it’s better to figure out your focus and then climb the moon.
    1. alone
      alone 21 October 2013 21: 21
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      and they need it?)) this is a problem of greenpeace))
  10. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 21 October 2013 16: 23
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    hmm ... it would be better if they invented something around Fukushima ... How soon the myth of a "technologically advanced power" collapsed)))