Published: 6 million km Laser Ranging to Hayabusa 2

A paper led by Hirotomo Noda of National Astronomical Observatory is published on Advances in Space Research.  This was a very international project to measure the very long Earth-Hayabusa2 distance up to 6 million km using laser ranging technology.

H. Noda, et al., Demonstration of deep-space synchronous two-way laser ranging with a laser transponder aboard Hayabusa2, Advances in Space Research, 71, 10, 4196-4209,, 2023.