/ Mar 5, 2017

Yakult, JAXA to test probiotics in outer space

Beverage maker Yakult Honsha Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will start an experimental project in fiscal 2017 to examine how probiotics work on human health in outer space. Under the project, some crew members of the International Space Station will regularly consume ...

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

Jan 31, 2017

Space cargo ship experiment to clean up debris hits snag

An unmanned cargo ship released from the International Space Station last week has failed to extend a cable needed to test technology to remove debris from orbit, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The Kounotori6 cargo transporter, which was released from the ISS early ...

Jan 9, 2017

JAXA to launch small rocket Wednesday to put microsatellite into orbit

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency plans to fire a small three-stage rocket Wednesday that will place a microsatellite in orbit in a test project aimed at promoting Japan’s space business with inexpensive satellite-launching technology. The 9.5-meter SS-520-4 rocket, only one-fifth the length of an ...