HAYABUSA 2 is the follow-on mission to the HAYABUSA. As Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) entered phase two of this project, SCS’ Japanese coating center had the opportunity to Parylene coat twenty printed circuit boards (PCBs) that were mounted inside the asteroid explorer.
The Parylene coating protects the electronics from the harsh conditions in space and suppresses the growth of metallic whiskers. The goal for HAYABUSA 2 is to build upon the legacy of the original mission by exploring C-type asteroids in the universe and retrieving materials for further study. JAXA plans to launch HAYABUSA 2 in 2014. If launched on time, the asteroid explorer should reach its destination in 2018 and return to earth by the end of 2020.
To learn more about Parylene aerospace applications, please contact Shigeaki Hirota at +81-42-631-8680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.