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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] HINODE Captures Record Breaking Solar Magnetic Field

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)Institute of Space and Astronautical Science /Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (ISAS/JAXA) Snapshot of a sunspot observed by the Hinode spacecraft. (top) Visible light continuum image. (bottom) Magnetic field strength map. The color shows the field strength, from weak (cool colors) to strong (warm colors). Red indicates a location with a […]

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[Space Transportation Systems] Successful Launch Experiment, SS-520 No. 5 Followed by Separation of Payload TRICOM-1R and Orbital Insertion

Topics List Feb. 3, 2018 UpdatedSuccessful Launch Experiment, SS-520 No. 5 Followed by Separation of Payload TRICOM-1R and Orbital Insertion Exactly at 2:03 pm (Japan Standard Time) at the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center, JAXA experimented SS-520 No. 5 launch with a microsatellite TRICOM-1R aboard.After liftoff, flight of SS-520 No. 5 proceeded normally. Around 7 minutes […]

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[Earth Observation Research Center (EORC)] SHIKISAI Observation Data Acquired by SGLI.

Image Gallery Jan. 12, 2018 SHIKISAI Observation Data Acquired by SGLI. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released some observation images on the Earth acquired by the Global Changing Observation Mission – Climate “SHIKISAI” (GCOM-C). The SHIKISAI was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center at 10:26:22, 2017 (Japan Standard Time). These images are obtained […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] High-altitude drop test results of a simulated small return capsule for the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI

High-altitude drop test results of a simulated small return capsule for the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI Last Updated: January 11, 2018 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is developing a small return capsule that will be released from the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) , and then returned […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Turkey hands over samples to Japan for a space materials exposure experiment – Experiment to begin next spring on the exposed facility of "Kibo"!

Turkey hands over samples to Japan for a space materials exposure experiment – Experiment to begin next spring on the exposed facility of “Kibo”! Last Updated: January 11, 2018 On November 21, 2017, experiment samples were handed over from Tukey to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC), where […]

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[Hayabusa2 Project site] What will asteroid Ryugu look like?

[Hayabusa2 Project site] What will asteroid Ryugu look like?

We are looking for host organisations for a space art contest! Our asteroid explorer, Hayabusa2, is getting close to its destination. Between June and July 2018, the spacecraft will reach asteroid (162173) Ryugu and start to investigate this small world. At the moment, we know very little about the appearance of Ryugu. We therefore are […]

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Items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 launched by Dragon-13

Items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 launched by Dragon-13 Last Updated: December 25, 2017 Falcon9/Dragon CRS-13 was successfully launched (Credit: NASA) Kibo-ABC member countries decided to prepare unique flight items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 . This required many kinds of activities for flight preparation, which were completed, and launched on Dec. 15th, 2017 and […]

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