Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects that have reached the surface of 25143 Itokawa, which is an Apollo-class asteroid orbiting the sun between Venus and Mars. This potato-shaped near-Earth object measures approximately 330 meters in diameter and is potentially hazardous.
Itokawa was visited by the JAXA sample-return mission Hayabusa in November 2005.
Over 4 artificial objects have been identified.
|COSPAR ID||name||type||mission||quantity on surface||status||date/epoch (UTC)|
|2003-019A||HAYABUSA MARKER 2||Target marker||HAYABUSA (MUSES C)||1||deployed on the surface||November 9, 2005|
|2003-019A||HAYABUSA MARKER 3||Target marker with aluminum sheet bearing 880,000 signatures||HAYABUSA (MUSES C)||1||deployed on the surface||November 19, 2005|
|2003-019A||SAMPLING PROJECTILES?||5 gram tantalum bullet||HAYABUSA (MUSES C)||2?||fired, impact?||November 25, 2005|