Nozomi on Course — Not to Hit Mars The Planetary Society

News reports that Nozomi — Japan’s first mission to another planet — is on course to crash into Mars have been exaggerated. The probability of Japan’s first Mars mission hitting the Red Planet even without the planned trajectory corrections, which are standard operating procedures on all missions, is 1%, according to Hajime Hayakawa, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).