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HTV8 media briefing at Tanegashima Space Center

HTV8 media briefing at Tanegashima Space Center Last Updated: July 19, 2019 HTV8(Credit: JAXA, photograped in the TNSC SFA2) On July 19th, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV8) “KOUNOTORI8” was unveiled to media at JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) along with the briefing of its upcoming mission. Many journalists gathered to take the opportunity to see […]

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World's first long-term habitation of mice on the International Space Station in a gravitational environment simulating the Moon! — A first step toward expanding human activities into deep space.

World’s first long-term habitation of mice on the International Space Station in a gravitational environment simulating the Moon! — A first step toward expanding human activities into deep space. Last Updated: July 1, 2019 You may believe that the entire space is “zero gravity.” The fact is not like that. The gravity on the Moon […]

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Four CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

Four CubeSats successfully deployed from “Kibo”! Last Updated: June 25, 2019 On June 17, four CubeSats were deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) “Kibo”: NepaliSat-1 co-developed by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Raavana-1 co-developed by the Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), […]

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Protein Crystal Growth Experiment of Thailand will start! – Aiming for the development of a new antimalarial medicine –

Protein Crystal Growth Experiment of Thailand will start! – Aiming for the development of a new antimalarial medicine – Last Updated: June 18, 2019 GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency)and JAXA signed an agreement to conduct Thailand’s first space experiment: The PROTEIN CRYSTAL GROWTH EXPERIMENT on the International Space Station .On June 17, 2019, […]

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Successful Deployment of SpooQy-1 from Kibo!

Successful Deployment of SpooQy-1 from Kibo! Last Updated: June 18, 2019 A CubeSat (‘SpooQy-1 ‘) developed by students of the National University of Singapore (NUS) was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Cygnus NG-11 cargo vehicle on April 17, 2019 from the Wallops Flight Facility. Fig 1. The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket […]

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Malaysian Material Exposure Experiment Started On-orbit ISS!

Malaysian Material Exposure Experiment Started On-orbit ISS! Last Updated: June 14, 2019 Researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA) launched an experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) via SpaceX Dragon CRS-17 cargo spacecraft aboard the Falcon-9 rocket from the US Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, […]

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Conducted the world's first "Mission to elucidate a gateway where pathogens and immune cells are likely to enter the central nervous system using inflammatory disease model mice". Accomplished 4 consecutive missions with 100% successful live return.

Conducted the world’s first “Mission to elucidate a gateway where pathogens and immune cells are likely to enter the central nervous system using inflammatory disease model mice”. Accomplished 4 consecutive missions with 100% successful live return. Last Updated: June 11, 2019 After completing long-term habitation of JAXA’s 4th “Mouse habitat mission” (32 days from May […]

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Dr. Kubota of JAXA/EORC got the Gambo-Tatehira Award from the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2019

Jun 5, 2019EORC/JAXA Dr. Kubota of JAXA/EORC got the Gambo-Tatehira Award from the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2019 Dr. Takuji Kubota, Associate Senior Researcher of JAXA/EORC, got the the Gambo-Tatehira Award from the Meteorological Society of Japan (MSJ) in 2019 together with Dr. Kazumasa Aonashi from JMA Meteorological Research Institute, as “Achievements related to […]

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[Collaboration] Cooperation with overseas organizations

Cooperation with overseas organizations As Japan’s public aeronautical R&D institution, JAXA Aeronautical Technology Directorate (ATD) aims to contribute to the enhancement of Japan’s global competitiveness in aviation industry, the realization of secure society through enhanced air transportation safety, and the creation of future air transportation breakthroughs. In order to achieve these objectives, JAXA ATD is […]

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Hypergravity and microgravity exhibited reversal effects on the bone and muscle mass in mice

Abstract Spaceflight is known to induce severe systemic bone loss and muscle atrophy of astronauts due to the circumstances of microgravity. We examined the influence of artificially produced 2G hypergravity on mice for bone and muscle mass with newly developed centrifuge device. We also analyzed the effects of microgravity (mostly 0G) and artificial produced 1G […]

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Direct Measurement of the Cosmic-Ray Proton Spectrum from 50 GeV to 10 TeV with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope on the International Space Station

In this paper, we present the analysis and results of a direct measurement of the cosmic-ray proton spectrum with the CALET instrument onboard the International Space Station, including the detailed assessment of systematic uncertainties. The observation period used in this analysis is from October 13, 2015 to August 31, 2018 (1054 days). We have achieved the […]

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