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Small Monitor CAMera Head (CAM-H)

NSSDCA ID: 2014-076A-06

Mission Name: Hayabusa2


The Small Monitor Camera (also known as the CAMera Head or CAM-H) is an imager mounted on the Hayabusa2 spacecraft bus. The objectives of CAM-H are to: visually confirm the expansion of sampler horn after the launch and the compression of it during touchdown on to asteroid 162173 Ryugu; and perform continuous surface imaging as spacecraft touches the asteroid, fires a bullet, and collects samples. CAM-H is oriented such that its field of view looks downward beside the sampler horn, providing a foreshortened view of the sampler horn. CAM-H was developed and installed on Hayabusa2 through public donations.

Alternate Names

  • CAM-H
  • Hayabusa2/SmallMonitorCAMeraHead(CAMH)


  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information

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