second chamber opened, possible engine nozzle breakage

The Hayabusa update is brief: having opened the first Hayabusa sample return chamber (compartment A) last month, JAXA has now opened compartment B, and they found nothing inside. However, its internal structure is a bit more complex than compartment A’s, and some judicious hunting and tapping of the capsule may yet release some grains. And a few more grains were found in compartment A. A brief version of the Akatsuki update: the first report ….

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