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Global Precipitation Measurement Dress Rehearsal
2014-02-24 11:29:34

On Feb. 28 during a launch window that begins at 3:07 a.m. JST, the GPM Core Observatory is scheduled to blast into orbit aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket. Due to the time difference with the United States, that's 1:07 p.m. EST on Feb. 27.

New Japanese Spy Satellite Successfully Launches
2011-12-12 14:41:13

Officials said that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Monday.

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2010-11-22 09:56:06

NASA has established a Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program to complement scientific return of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)-led Venus Climate Orbiter, or "Akatsuki" mission.

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2010-05-21 11:30:00

Japan successfully launched its Venus probe and a kite-shaped “space yacht” early Friday for a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate.

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2010-05-18 10:00:00

Japanese officials said on Tuesday that they have postponed the launch of a rocket set to carry an experimental "space yacht" propelled by solar particles.

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2009-11-29 08:08:09

Japan launched a next-generation spy satellite on Saturday as part of efforts to beef up its surveillance system against the threat of North Korea's missiles.

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2009-02-17 10:15:00

Scientists in Japan are working to complete the nation’s H-2B rocket that is slated to launch this year and intended to ferry supplies to the International Space Station.

2009-01-23 17:22:33

The first greenhouse gas monitoring satellite was launched into space Friday from the space center on the Japanese island of Tanegashima. Aboard the H2A rocket was Ibuki, the world's first greenhouse-gas monitoring satellite, and seven baby satellites, The China Post reported. The development cost for


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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