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MegaPhase Cables Enable Successful Conclusion of Seven-year Deep Space Program

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Stroudsburg, PA – December 1, 2010
MegaPhase cables have contributed to the first and only asteroid dust capture from space. Japanese scientists confirmed their Hayabusa space probe, equipped with MegaPhase’s GrooveTube® cable assemblies. The seven year mission captured particles from the asteroid Itokawa, which have been undergoing a wide variety of tests and analysis after returning to earth this past June.

“This is a world first and it is a remarkable accomplishment that brought home material from a celestial body other than the moon,” Yoshiaki Takagu, Japan’s science and technology minister, told a press conference called to announce the scientists’ findings.

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