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Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

/ May 12, 2018

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released three foreign-made microsatellites, including the first Kenyan-developed satellite, from its Kibo experimental module at the International Space Station on Friday night. The Kenyan satellite, named 1KUNS-PF, was developed by the University of Nairobi. Another, called Irazu, is the first ...

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

Feb 27, 2018

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

An H-IIA rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. The optical reconnaissance satellite will be used for purposes such as monitoring developments at North Korean missile launch facilities, increasing the number of the nation's reconnaissance ...

JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

/ Jan 15, 2018

JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Monday it will postpone the Wednesday launch of its third Epsilon solid-fuel rocket due to expected bad weather. The space agency now aims to launch the three-stage, 26-meter rocket from Uchinoura Space Center in the town of Kimotsuki, ...