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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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[Aeronautical Technology Directorate] [DREAMS] JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the "ALWIN" at Tokyo International Airport

June 30, 2015 JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the “ALWIN” at Tokyo International Airport JAXA has conducted a usability survey of the “Airport Low-level Wind INformation” (ALWIN) for airline’s flight crews and dispatchers in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) on March 2015.ALWIN provides strategic aircraft operational information […]

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[Aeronautical Technology Directorate] [SafeAvio] Simulation for effect on passenger cabin when encountering turbulence

July 13, 2015 Simulation for effect on passenger cabin when encountering turbulence To determine turbulence effects on the passenger cabin, JAXA conducted simulations for the following two cases. Motion of aircraft, a cabin crew and service carts were simulated for both cases. The left-hand side of the video below simulates a case of severe turbulence […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, May 2015

JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, May, 2015 Last Updated: July 31, 2015 This is JAXA’s Japanese astronaut activity report for May, 2015. Astronaut Kimiya Yui undergoes final qualification exams in Russia for a long-duration ISS mission Yui and his crewmates Kononenko and Lindgren taking a qualification exam for the Russian segment (Credit: JAXA/GCTC) The trio undergoes […]

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[Project Topics] Naming Proposal Campaign: Become a godparent of asteroid "1999 JU3", destination of Hayabusa2!

Topics List Jul. 22, 2015 UpdatedNaming Proposal Campaign: Become a godparent of asteroid “1999 JU3”, destination of Hayabusa2! JAXA is holding a naming proposal campaign to christen the asteroid “1999 JU3″,which the Hayabusa2 is scheduled to visit in June or July 2018. Why don’t you try to become a godparent of the asteroid?The application period […]

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[Project Topics] Dates set for capturing the KOUNOTORI5 and its berthing with ISS Astronaut Yui to be in charge of operation

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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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Free-Space PADLES experiment conducted

Free-Space PADLES experiment conducted Last Updated: July 14, 2015 The first Free-Space PADLES experiment intended to investigate the space radiation dose outside the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” was conducted from June 1-15, 2015. PADLES will be shipped to the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) for analysis after its return to earth. During this technology demonstration […]

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[Project Topics] AKATSUKI to perform fourth orbit control to Venus

One of the five cameras aboard the Venus Climate Orbiter “PLANET-C” is the “IR2,” whose observation target is infrared rays that are about two micron in wavelength. It aims to measure the high-temperature atmosphere of Venus under thick clouds, its movement, and distribution of its trace components. In other words, the IR2 is a camera […]

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