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Mission accomplie pour le robot Mascot sur son astéroïde


2 min

| Publié le 04/10/18

RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: DLR - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bremen - 3 October 2018 1. Various animations of Hayabusa2 approaching Ryugu ++MUTE++ 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Tra-Mi Ho, MASCOT project manager:  ++DIFFERENT ANGLES++ "There are two kinds of aspects you always have to consider when you are choosing a landing site. The one are the engineering requirements, you would like to land on a safe place, and the second one are the science requirements, surely you would like to land on an interesting scientific site. And sometimes it's a bit difficult to find a site which is fulfilling all aspects, but we have a very good compromise." 3. Animation of MASCOT being ejected and dropping to asteroid surface ++MUTE++ 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Aurélie Moussi, MASCOT co-project manager: "MASCOT landed exactly in the landing zone we selected during this summer and all the data received confirmed that we had a short bouncing phase. That means that MASCOT set down not far from the first contact point." 5. Animation of MASCOT bouncing of asteroid surface ++MUTE++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tra-Mi Ho, MASCOT project manager: ++INCLUDES DIFFERENT ANGLES++ "MASCOT is fine, fortunately. At the beginning it had a bit of problems, we were landing in an unfavourable orientation" 7. Animation of MASCOT moving by using its swing arm ++MUTE++ 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Tra-Mi Ho, MASCOT project manager: ++INCLUDES DIFFERENT ANGLES++ "We are currently, as I said before, we are in the night phase. So, what I've seen before I went into interview was that we've turned on the camera and we have turned on also the Micro-Omega instruments and they are trying now to fulfil their science cycle until the third day is starting." 9. Animation of MASCOT collecting data ++MUTE++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Tra-Mi Ho, MASCOT project manager: "The main challenge is that we would like to upload all the data that we have acquired until now, or until the end." 11. Animation of MASCOT transmitting data to earth via Hayabusa2 ++MUTE++ STORYLINE: Scientists have successfully landed a robotic scout on the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu on Wednesday, it will now collect data for the German Aerospace Center and other agencies. The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) landed on Ryugu 20 minutes after being launched from the Japanese Hayabusa2 space probe. MASCOT was developed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR) and built in close cooperation with the French space agency CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - CNES). DLR, the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale and the Technical University of Braunschweig have contributed the scientific experiments on board MASCOT. The MASCOT lander and its experiments are operated and controlled by DLR with support from CNES and in constant interaction with the Hayabusa2 team. The asteroid is located approximately 300 million kilometres from Earth. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.