Sakigake was an ISAS (Japan) mission which flew by Comet Halley on 11 March 1986 and measured plasma waves, solar wind, and magnetic fields. Sakigake also made observations of near-Earth and interplanetary cruise. On 8 January 1992, Sakigake made an Earth swingby, the first planet swingby for a Japanese spacecraft. Contact with Sakigake was lost in November 1995 after the spacecraft ran out of fuel. The Sakigake spacecraft was almost identical to its companion Halley's comet mission, Suisei.

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