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Apr 19, 2015
JAXA plans Japan's first moon shot in 2018
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to attempt Japan's first lunar landing in fiscal 2018, sources close to the project said Sunday.
Jan 29, 2015
Bad weather delays launch of intelligence satellite
The launch of a rocket carrying a backup radar system for a government intelligence gathering was postponed Thursday by bad weather.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 4, 2014
JAXA wants to change clunky name of 1999 JU3 asteroid
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency aims to give a name to the destination asteroid for the Hayabusa2 mission, which blasted off Wednesday, a senior agency official said.
Japan Times
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.
Sep 30, 2014
Hayabusa2 asteroid probe set for November launch
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch its Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer aboard an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 30, officials said Tuesday.
Aug 3, 2014
Japan to create SDF space monitoring division by 2019
The government intends to create a space monitoring division within the Self-Defense Forces by around 2019 and the Defense Ministry has already informed the United States, a source close to the bilateral relationship said Saturday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 26, 2014
'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder
With man's natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it's no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist and the fantasist. The "Space Expo 2014" collaborative exhibition being hosted through Sept. 23 by U.S. space agency NASA and its Japanese...
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2014
Contemporary art is not lost in space
While space art is a relatively small field — in which works that have actually been created in space is an even smaller subset — it can only become more commonplace as costs fall and the private sector promises to open up space travel to non-specialists, albeit very wealthy ones.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jul 18, 2014
Makuhari Messe takes a trip into space
What happened to the grand days of space exploration? It was only a few decades ago when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon and solemnly stated: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." But the dreams of adventuring further into space have been all but forgotten, with...
Japan Times
May 27, 2014
Space-based power stations on the horizon
Space-based solar power could eventually prove to be an alternative source of electricity for Japan, as the country struggles to find the best energy mix to lessen its dependence on thermal and nuclear power.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2014
JAXA-NASA observatory to improve ability to analyze global precipitation
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Friday revealed the details of a global precipitation observatory that will be put into orbit next month.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2014
Cooperation vs. competition in space
Shadows of winter clouds
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 3, 2013
U.N. backs network to monitor near-Earth objects
The U.N. General Assembly has approved a plan to monitor near-Earth objects through an international network and alter their trajectories to prevent impact, people familiar with the plan said Sunday.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2013
Wakata to depart for ISS on Nov. 7, take command
Astronaut Koichi Wakata is set to ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station, where he will do a six-month stint as its first Japanese skipper, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday.
Sep 23, 2013
Launch of the Epsilon rocket
JAXA's successful Sept. 14 launch of the Epsilon, Japan's first new rocket in 12 years, represents the culmination of Japan's solid-fuel rocket technology.
Sep 7, 2013
JAXA space cargo transporter re-enters atmosphere after ending ISS mission
An unmanned space cargo transporter operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and burned up over the Pacific, after completing its mission.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2013
Programming error suspected behind scrubbed rocket launch
Experts suspect a computer programming error and lax preliminary checks were among the reasons Japan's newest rocket didn't get off the ground Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2013
Epsilon rocket launch called off on the pad at last minute
The launch of a new type of solid-fuel rocket carrying the world's first space telescope for observing planets is scrubbed at the last minute.
Aug 26, 2013
New rocket Epsilon set for Tuesday launch
The state-run Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will hold the first launch of its new solid-fuel rocket Epsilon from Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.


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