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[Project Topics] TRMM ends its 17 years of observations

Topics List Jun. 22, 2015 UpdatedTRMM ends its 17 years of observations The Japan-U.S. joint satellite project, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission “TRMM” satellite, re-entered the atmosphere at 12:55 p.m. on June 16, 2015 (Japan Standard Time) over the South Indian Ocean. The TRMM satellite, launched by the H-II Launch Vehicle No. 6 on Nov. 28, […]

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[Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)] The Forefront of Space Science: X-ray Precision Spectroscopic Observation of the Supernova Remnant

| 1 | 2 | 3 | The Supernova Remnant Massive stars will undergo a supernova explosion in the final stages of evolution, during which almost all of the stellar material will be sprinkled into the interstellar space. The energy of the explosion is so tremendous that about 10 days after the explosion, the maximum […]

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[Project Topics] Launch day set for KOUNOTORI5/H-IIB F5!

On Dec. 25, 2008, JAXA revealed the maiden H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), an unmanned supply transfer vehicle that will fly to the International Space Station (ISS), to the press at the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC.) It was the first press conference since assembling all the modules of the first HTV. At the press conference, the […]

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[Project Topics] Hayabusa2 second ion engine continuous operation completed

Topics List Jun. 8, 2015 UpdatedHayabusa2 second ion engine continuous operation completed The Hayabusa2 has been continuously operating its ion engine for the second time since June 2, and successfully completed its operations at 0:25 a.m. on June 7 (Japan Standard Time.) The second continuous operation lasted for 102 hours as scheduled.The Hayabusa2 performed the ion […]

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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] First experiment using the Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) started

First experiment using the Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) started Last Updated: June 8, 2015 Airlock’s slide table being extended to the EF (Credit: JAXA/NASA) ExHAM being attached to the handrail on the EF (Credit: JAXA/NASA) On May 26, 2015, the first experiment using JAXA’s new experiment device, the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) […]

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[Gender Equality Office] From the Director of the Gender Equality Office

After being selected as an organization promoting the Program to Support Research Activities of Female Researchers implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), JAXA established a Gender-Equality Promotion Office in October 2013. Since then, the Office has worked actively to support child care and elderly nursing for family members of […]

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[JAXA President Monthly Press Conference] JAXA President Monthly Regular Press Conference May 2015

JAXA President Monthly Regular Press Conference Date and time: From 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. on May 14 (Thu.), 2015Venue: JAXA Tokyo Office Presentation Room (B1 floor)MC: Shigeki Kamigaichi, JAXA Public Affairs Department Director Astronaut Yui’s space trip on the Soyuz Spacecraft (43S/TMA-17M) was postponed. The new launch schedule is currently targeted for the latter part […]

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