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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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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] Achievements of “The 1st Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop”

Achievements of“The 1st Space Exploration andKibo Utilization for Asia Workshop” Last Updated: June 30, 2015 The 1st Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop was successfully held on May 28, 2015, at LAPAN Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia. From related ministries and agencies, research institutions, space related corporations, and 15 organizations, approximately 100 participants attended the […]

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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, April 2015

JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, April, 2015 Last Updated: June 25, 2015 This is JAXA’s Japanese astronaut activity report for April, 2015. Long-duration ISS mission training of Astronaut Kimiya Yui Yui trains for Kubik (Photo courtesy of JAXA/ESA) From April 6-10, Astronaut Kimiya Yui, assigned as a crew member for the Expedition 44/45 mission to the […]

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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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