JAXA tests grapefruit-sized video drone aboard ISS

Jul 15, 2017

JAXA tests grapefruit-sized video drone aboard ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has begun testing a spherical drone about the size of a grapefruit in Japan's Kibo science module at the International Space Station. Aboard the ISS, astronauts take videos of their work and experiments and send them back to Earth. ...

/ 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 capsules ...

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 Saturday, ...