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[Project Topics] Development progress for Enhanced Epsilon

Topics List Aug. 6, 2015 UpdatedDevelopment progress for Enhanced Epsilon The development of the Enhanced Epsilon Launch Vehicle has been going smoothly.The static firing test of the sub-sized upper-stage motor was completed before the end of March, 2015, as scheduled.On June 18, shocks and behavior due to the payload separation impact were checked through the […]

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Hubble Finds a Little Gem

This colorful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula. The rich glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across — humongous compared to its tiny central star — but still a little gem on a cosmic scale. To source

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Celebrate perihelion!

Join Rosetta and Philae experts in a Google+ Hangout on 13 August 13:00–15:00 GMT (15:00–17:00 CEST) to celebrate the comet’s closest approach to the Sun To source

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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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New Hubble view of the Lagoon Nebula

Stormy Seas in Sagittarius

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name, in the constellation of Sagittarius. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust. […]

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