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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Release on updated images of Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball" (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5)

Release on updated images of Kibo’s internal drone “Int-Ball” (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 5) Last Updated: September 11, 2017 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed “Int-Ball Letter” Vol. 5 in which the latest video of the Kibo’s internal drone on the International Space Station (ISS) is presented. This time, we will introduce how Int-Ball […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected Last Updated: September 7, 2017 Kibo-ABC called for the proposal of a simple space experiment (for “Asian Try Zero-G 2018″) to be conducted by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo. As a result, 169 experiment proposals were submitted from 361 students and young engineers/researchers […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Akatsuki Revealed Equtorial Jet in the Venusian Atomosphere

Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called super-rotation. The results appear in Nature Geoscience. Figure 1: Artificial rendering of Akatsuki’s observations for the night side of Venus. Akatsuki’s […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Great American Eclipse on 21 August 2017: public release of images and videos taken by the "Hinode" satellite

Aug 22, 2017 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ/NINS), and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), release partial eclipse images and videos taken on August 22 (JST) with the solar observation satellite “Hinode”. The images and videos were taken on August 22, 2017 at 1:57 JST […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Release on updated images of Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball" (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 3)

Release on updated images of Kibo’s internal drone “Int-Ball” (Int-Ball Letter Vol. 3) Last Updated: August 10, 2017 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed “Int-Ball Letter” Vol. 3 in which the latest video of the Kibo’s internal drone on the International Space Station is presented. Approximately 15 cm in diameter and with 12 […]

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[Earth Observation Research Center (EORC)] “GSMaP RIKEN Nowcast” is now available

“GSMaP RIKEN Nowcast” is now available JAXA opened the website to display GSMaP RIKEN Nowcast (RNC) data, and started to distribute the GSMaP RNC data via ftp site. RIKEN Data Assimilation Research Team started to provide forecast precipitation dataset by using GSMaP, called GSMaP RNC. GSMaP RNC: RIKEN Nowcasthttp://sharaku.eorc.jaxa.jp/GSMaP_RNC/index_e.htm This website provides precipitation forecasts 6 […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] The night of Venus: unpredictable winds, still waves and fast-changing clouds

Aug 3, 2017 After decades of mystery, an international team led by JAXA unveils the night-side atmospheric circulation from the clouds of Venus. Long-time regarded as the twin of the Earth, Venus is the evil one compared with our planet, with surface temperatures higher than 450ºC, an overwhelming atmosphere and dense clouds of sulphuric acid […]

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