Hayabusa Light Detection and Ranging Instrument (LIDAR)


    The Light Detection and Ranging Instrument (LIDAR) on Hayabusa uses the time-of-flight measurement of a laser pulse reflected from the surface of asteroid 25143 Itokawa to determine the surface topography. LIDAR used a 1064 nm yttrium-aluminum-garnet-Nd (YAG-Nd) laser. Beamwidth was 0.04 x 0.097 degrees, giving a footprint at 7 km altitude was about 5 x 12 meters. From 10 September to 25 November 2005 4,107,104 shots were fired and 1,665,548 returns were detected.

    Identifier (LID)




The data sets listed in the table below are PDS3 legacy data sets. Once these data sets have been migrated to PDS4 they will be listed in the section above.

Data set ID Browse Download Citation
HAY-A-LIDAR-3-HAYLIDAR-V2.0 Browse Download (284 Mb)
"Mukai, T., Abe, S., Barnouin, O., Cheng, A., and Kahn, E., Hayabusa LIDAR V2.0. HAY-A-LIDAR-3-HAYLIDAR-V2.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2012."

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