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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2018
Japan successfully launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket
Japan successfully launched on Saturday the world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket following a failed attempt in January last year, the nation's space agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2018
Japan's Epsilon-3 rocket successfully places private NEC satellite into orbit
An Epsilon-3 solid fuel rocket successfully placed an Earth observation satellite into orbit Thursday morning, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 23, 2017
In a first for Japan, JAXA puts two satellites into orbit using one rocket
Japan's space agency notches a first by using one rocket to put two satellites into orbit to study climate and low-altitude, high-resolution photography.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 13, 2017
Japan to try again with world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket
The space agency will try once again in December to launch the world's smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite in orbit after the initial attempt failed in January.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's lunar probe discovers moon cave, which may be optimal base for space exploration
Observation data collected by Japan's lunar orbiter Kaguya has found a cave stretching about 50 km (30 miles) on the moon that could potentially serve as a shelter for astronauts on future missions, an international research team including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2017
Japan's fourth quasi-zenith positioning satellite successfully launches into orbit
Japan successfully launched its fourth and final quasi-zenith satellite into orbit on Tuesday to help create a new system to improve the accuracy of GPS data for a range of applications, including smartphones and vehicle navigation systems.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 13, 2017
JAXA delays launch of third positioning satellite after system glitch
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has again postponed the launch of the third of its four quasi-zenith satellites due to a problem in the propulsion system of the rocket that was set to carry it into orbit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 1, 2017
Japan launches second satellite for home-grown GPS system
JAXA lofts the second of four home-grown geolocation satellites into orbit as Japan looks to end its dependency on the U.S. system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 28, 2017
JAXA invents air turbulence detector that can reduce airplane accidents
The space agency has developed a method using lasers to help aircraft detect air turbulence in clear skies to help curb accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2017
Luck-struck Japanese astronaut more than ready for fall mission to the International Space Station
Life may offer an unexpected surprise after an epic letdown, but in the case of first-time space voyager Norishige Kanai, it was an out-of-this-world opportunity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2017
Electrical circuit glitch believed caused failure of Japan's small rocket after launch
An electrical circuit problem may have led to the recent failure of the launch of the world's smallest rocket capable of placing a satellite into orbit, Japan's space agency said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 15, 2017
JAXA fails in bid to launch world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket
A malfunction forces JAXA to terminate a satellite launch in mid-flight, sending a tiny but costly experimental rocket and its payload tumbling into the ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 2017 NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Jan 1, 2017
Mankind eyes Mars as next 'giant leap'
Humankind has cast an eye toward another "giant leap" forward nearly half a century after the United States' Apollo 11 spacecraft delivered humans to the moon for the first time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 20, 2016
Upgraded Epsilon solid fuel rocket places satellite in orbit
An upgraded solid fuel rocket was successfully launched Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 8, 2016
Japan to launch world's smallest carrier rocket in January
The world's smallest carrier rocket, developed in Japan, is scheduled to be launched Jan. 11, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 15, 2016
Japan to launch satellite Dec. 20 to explore Van Allen radiation belt
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says it will launch a satellite Dec. 20 from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture to study high energy electrons.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2016
JAXA-oriented home-stay program brightens future of Tanegashima town
An aerospace-focused home-stay program for elementary school students has revitalized the small town in Kagoshima Prefecture that hosts Japan's space program, drawing children from across the nation to an area where depopulation has skewed demographics heavily toward the elderly.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 26, 2016
JAXA to release Kenya's first microsatellite for free from ISS in 2017
Japan's space agency has announced that it will release Kenya's first satellite — for no fee — from its Kibo laboratory at the International Space Station.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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