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[Aeronautical Technology Directorate] [FQUROH] JAXA demonstrated effect of airframe noise reduction technologies in a flight test campaign

November 10, 2017 JAXA demonstrated effect of airframe noise reduction technologies in a flight test campaign – the 2nd flight demonstration successfully carried out in September 2017 The FQUROH project team conducted the second flight demonstration on airframe noise reduction technologies with JAXA’s jet research aircraft “Hisho” at Noto Satoyama Airport (Ishikawa, Japan) between 13 […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] NASA – ISAS/JAXA Joint Press Conference for Cooperation in Space Science Exploration

Oct 25, 2017 On September 22, 2017 (JST), NASA and JAXA held a joint press conference at JAXA Tokyo office to confirm plans to cooperate on three space science missions. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA and Saku Tsuneta, the Director General of ISAS/JAXA expressed their strong determination to […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Detection of intact lunar lava tubes in the data from SELENE (Kaguya) radar sounding

Oct 19, 2017 Main points of this study A new result based on the data from the Lunar Radar Sounder onboard SELENE(Selenological and Engineering Explorer/ Kaguya) Detection of a 50-km long intact lava tube underground along a lava flow river “rille” on the Marius Hills of the Moon This research result is very significant because […]

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[Earth Observation Research Center (EORC)] "EarthCARE Research A-Train Product" is now available

Oct 13, 2017 (JST)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency “EarthCARE Research A-Train Product” is now available JAXA Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) opened a new website to display and distribute “EarthCARE Research A-Train Product” derived from A-train (CloudSat/CALIOP/MODIS) data by using algorithms developing for the JAXA EarthCARE mission. In this system, the data from 2006 to 2014 […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] Hidden Solar Nanoflares Confirmed by Ultra-high Sensitivity Observations

Oct 11, 2017 (c) ISAS/JAXA Download:[JPG: 4.8MB ] An international research team led by Dr. Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, (ISAS/JAXA) succeeded in detecting the subtle signs of nanoflares (tiny flares) in a region of the solar corona where no discernible flare activity was taking place. The finding was made by a combination of hard X-ray data from FOXSI […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures

Ice analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between -210°C and -120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets. [ Movie https://youtu.be/M0udrmZlHMA ] Bubbling of the UV-irradiated amorphous ice (H2O-CH3OH-NH3) mimicking interstellar ice at […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Development of new experimental platform 'MARS' – Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System – to elucidate the impacts of micro/partial gravity on mice

Development of new experimental platform ‘MARS’ – Multiple Artificial-gravity Research System – to elucidate the impacts of micro/partial gravity on mice Last Updated: September 26, 2017 This Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) project focused on elucidating the impacts of partial gravity (partial g) and microgravity (μg) on mice using newly developed mouse habitat cage units (HCU) […]

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