This page provides access to the ranging data obtained by Hayabusa LIDAR. LIDAR is a laser altimeter to directly measure the range between the spacecraft and the asteroid. The transmitter generates a brief laser pulse, and the instrument measures the time required for the light to reach the asteroid surface and return.
LIDAR ranging data are archived in ASCII table format (.tab). Downloaded LIDAR data are categorized into two packet type; HK data including the temperature information and OBS-NAVS data including only ranging values. The OBS-NAVS data are separated by observation phase into the Gate Position, the Home position, and the Touching Down phase. For the content of each data value, please consult the corresponding label file (.lbl).
For the LIDAR calibration procedure please consult here.
Please fill the check boxes of data that you want and click on the download button.