Hayabusa regained the control
According to the Sankei Web article (11/21 22:13), JAXA announced that they regained the control of Hayabusa on the 21st. It is now 50 km from Itokawa as of the afternoon and is returning to the "home position" with its ion engine.
JAXA also said the communication link had been reestabilshed. They will resume the appoaching operation on the 22nd and will try to touch down again on the 25th.
NASA picked up another Hayabusa picture as an Astronomy Picture of the Day. Grrrrreat! (^o^)v
Matsuura's blog mentions a few more details today.
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