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[Project Topics] AKATSUKI: Orbit successfully controlled

Aug. 5, 2015 Updated AKATSUKI: Orbit successfully controlled JAXA performed an orbit control maneuver for the Venus Climate Orbiter “AKATSUKI” in late July in preparation for its re-injection into the Venus orbit scheduled for Dec. 7, 2015. According to the analysis of telemetry data acquired up to Aug. 2, the orbit control and correction was […]

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[Aeronautical Technology Directorate] [DREAMS] JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the "ALWIN" at Tokyo International Airport

June 30, 2015 JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the “ALWIN” at Tokyo International Airport JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the “Airport Low-level Wind INformation” (ALWIN) for airline’s flight crews and dispatchers in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) on March 2015.ALWIN provides strategic aircraft operational information […]

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[Aeronautical Technology Directorate] [SafeAvio] Simulation for effect on passenger cabin when encountering turbulence

July 13, 2015 Simulation for effect on passenger cabin when encountering turbulence To determine turbulence effects on the passenger cabin, JAXA conducted simulations for the following two cases. Motion of aircraft, a cabin crew and service carts were simulated for both cases. The left-hand side of the video below simulates a case of severe turbulence […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Free-Space PADLES experiment conducted

Free-Space PADLES experiment conducted Last Updated: July 14, 2015 The first Free-Space PADLES experiment intended to investigate the space radiation dose outside the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” was conducted from June 1-15, 2015. PADLES will be shipped to the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) for analysis after its return to earth. During this technology demonstration […]

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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, February 2015

JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, February, 2015 Last Updated: May 11, 2015 This is JAXA’s Japanese astronaut activity report for February, 2015. Astronaut Kimiya Yui continues training for his upcoming long-duration ISS mission Astronaut Kimiya Yui, who was assigned as a crew member for the Expedition 44/45 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), underwent training […]

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