PROCYON

PROCYON


PROCYON, short for PRoximate Object Close flYby with Optical Navigation, is a space probe set to conduct flybys of asteroids. The space probe is designed to use its optical telescope as a way of navigating closely around asteroids. In April 2015, the asteroid 2000 DP107 was selected as PROCYON’s target destination. PROCYON was launched as a secondary payload aboard the rocket that carried Hayabusa 2 to space.

Latest News: Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up. http://spaceipsum.com
(top image: the launch of the PROCYON space probe in Japan)