JAXA eyes electric thruster technology as satellite market heats up

Oct 25, 2015

JAXA eyes electric thruster technology as satellite market heats up

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is studying the feasibility of using electric propulsion in artificial satellites beginning in fiscal 2021 to save fuel and improve performance. “We aim to make dramatic technological advances as satellites are important for Japan,” a JAXA official said. ...

Mar 20, 2015

Arctic sea ice covers record low extent this winter

Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing over the smallest extent since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday. The ice floating on the Arctic Ocean around the North ...

High-tech Himawari-8 weather satellite launched

Oct 7, 2014

High-tech Himawari-8 weather satellite launched

A satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. The Himawari-8 weather satellite soared aloft aboard an H-IIA rocket at 2:16 p.m. It was expected to ...