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[Project Topics] Suzaku completes its scientific observations

Topics List Aug. 26, 2015 UpdatedSuzaku completes its scientific observations JAXA determined that it is difficult to resume scientific observations of the X-ray Astronomy Satellite “Suzaku”, whose communication functions have been intermittently failing since June 1, 2015, despite our efforts to restore the regular operation. The decision to complete the observations was made after carefully […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) was Completed. Crew entered KOUNOTORI5.

Transfer of the Exposed Pallet (EP) was Completed. Crew entered KOUNOTORI5. Last Updated: August 25, 2015 Astronaut Kimiya Yui opening a hatch of the Pressurized Logistics Carrier (PLC) (Credit: JAXA/NASA) From 11:27 a.m. (2:27 a.m. UTC), August 25, the removal of the HTV5 Exposed Pallet (EP) on the Unpressurized Logistics Carrier (ULC) was started by […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] CALET installation completed

CALET installation completed Last Updated: August 26, 2015 CALET which is transferred from EP to EF (Credit: JAXA/NASA) At 11:29 p.m. (2:29 p.m. UTC), August 25, the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) on the Exposed Pallet (EP) was transferred by the Kibo’s robotic arm (JEM Remote Manipulator System: JEMRMS) and installed to the Kibo’s Exposed Facility […]

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[Project Topics] KOUNOTORI5 captured and berthed at the ISS

Topics List Aug. 25, 2015 UpdatedKOUNOTORI5 captured and berthed at the ISS The “KOUNOTORI5” launched by the H-IIB F5 on Aug. 19 (Wed. Japan Standard Time) was captured by the robotic arm of the International Space Station (ISS), which was maneuvered by Astronaut Kimiya Yui, at 7:29 p.m. on August 24 (Mon. JST). The HTV5 […]

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[Project Topics] KOUNOTORI5 successfully launched by H-IIB F5!

Topics List Aug. 19, 2015 UpdatedKOUNOTORI5 successfully launched by H-IIB F5! The KOUNOTORI5, a regular cargo transporter to space, was launched by the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.5 (H-IIB F5) at 8:50:49 p.m. on August 19 (Wed.) 2015 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 14 […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] KOUNOTORI5 Completes the First Phase Maneuver

KOUNOTORI5 separates from the H-IIB Second Stage (August 19, 2015) Separations of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB-A), the Fairing, the H-IIB First Stage occurred just as planned. The H-IIB Second Stage burned out approximately 15 minutes after the launch, and KOUNOTORI5 was successfully separated from the H-IIB Second Stage. Then, the KOUNOTORI5 was inserted into […]

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