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Hayabusa 2 probe landing on Ryugu asteroid pushed back to Jan. 2019

This image depicts the space exploration probe Hayabusa 2 landing on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. (Image courtesy of artist Akihiro Ikeshita)

TOKYO -- The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will postpone space probe Hayabusa 2's landing on the asteroid Ryugu until January 2019, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned.

    JAXA will be holding a press conference shortly.


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