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2014-12-03 08:15:15

After being postponed earlier in the week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully lifted off early Wednesday morning local time, officially beginning its six-year mission to collect samples from a distant C-type asteroid known as 1999 JU3.

Japan's Space Agency Plans To Blast Asteroid With Space Cannon
2013-10-24 09:46:48

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it plans to send a space cannon out to blast the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 with a metal bullet in 2018.

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2012-08-30 17:32:54

Following the success of its Hayabusa mission, the Japanese space agency JAXA is shooting for another asteroid in 2018.

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2010-12-20 05:55:00

Despite its relatively small budget, Japan’s space program has courageously reached for the heavens, pioneering solar-powered galactic travel, exploring a distant asteroid and planning a robot base on the Moon.

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2010-07-06 06:14:35

JAXA said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected “minute particles” of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid.

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2010-06-18 11:40:00

Japan's Hayabusa asteroid space probe ended its multi-billion-mile journey when its capsule arrived back at a research center outside Tokyo.

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2010-06-15 14:23:17

An official said Tuesday that Japan's space agency has applied for a Guinness World Records listing after its Hayabusa space probe returned from a seven-year journey to an ancient asteroid.

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2010-06-08 10:41:11

A planeload of scientists and specialized instruments aboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory is scheduled to depart NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility at Palmdale, Calif, for Australia Tuesday evening, June 8, to catch a glimpse of the fiery return of a Japanese spacecraft to Earth on June 13.

2010-04-21 17:31:22

The Japanese government said on Wednesday that the Hayabusa spacecraft, which has journeyed to an asteroid, is expected to return to Earth at a remote site in the Australian outback sometime in June.

2006-03-07 13:34:22

Japan's space agency said Tuesday it had re-established partial contact with a problem-plagued probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid, but a fuel leak could cut communications again.


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