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The screenshot below from the JAXAxxx video Mission Control Live: Hayabusa2 SCI Operation shows a diagram with DCAM3, a detachable camera that has the lucky job of watching the impact on Ryugu while Hyabusa-2 retreats to a safe distance.

How does this Deployable Camera (DCAM 3) work?

For example:

  • Does it have an attitude control system to maintain its gaze while waiting for the even to happen?
  • Does it have propulsion for translation as well?
  • Solar or battery power?
  • Does Hayabusa-2 retrieve it afterwards for the data, or for reuse?
  • Does it use its power to live-broadcast

Hayabusa-2 Deployable Camera

[Hayabusa-2 Deployable Camera

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