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.