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Precipitation Satellite Delivered To Japan For 2014 Launch
2013-11-25 12:06:21

NASA An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations. A U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory landed at Kitakyushu Airport, about 600 miles southwest of Tokyo, at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 23. The spacecraft, the size of a small...

International Space Station Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2013-11-19 18:34:23

[ Watch the Video: International Space Station Turns 15 Today ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS). In November 1998, an autonomous Russian Proton rocket took up the first module of the space station, Zarya. This module, also known as the Functional Cargo Block, provided electrical power, storage,...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those of us who were lucky enough to have an Atari gaming console in the 1980s will remember blasting pixelated Asteroids using a triangular spaceship. Now, 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. The mission is primarily for research, but could eventually lead to a system capable of defending Earth from...

NASA Satellites Watch Typhoon Francisco Heading For Japan
2013-10-22 10:34:59

NASA Several of NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites have been gathering data on Typhoon Francisco as it moves toward Japan. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites captured infrared, visible and rainfall data on the super typhoon. As Japan still recovers from Typhoon Wipha, the country is now expecting Francisco to make a brief landfall near Tokyo and parallel the country's east coast. On Oct. 19 and 20 as Francisco strengthened NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites passed overhead...

Inner-core Structure Of Typhoon Usagi Persisted At Landfall
2013-09-24 11:12:05

NASA The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013. The data was used to create an image that showed the 3-D regions of heavy precipitation hiding under the circular cloud cover near Usagi's center of rotation. While the light precipitation regions had lost the appearance of organization, the heavy precipitation regions  showed what appeared to be...

Japanese Rocket Launch A Success
2013-09-14 05:03:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following a two-week delay, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched their new, reportedly less expensive Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) early Saturday morning. In a statement, JAXA officials confirmed that Epsilon-1, which was carrying the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) remote observation telescope, lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center...

2013-09-12 11:21:53

NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the media day activities for its next Earth science satellite, the Global Precipitation Mission, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The half-day event will give 30 social media users the same access as news media. For U.S. citizens active on social media, the deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a...

space robot aboard the iss
2013-09-06 11:19:51

[ Watch the Video: Japanese Robot Begins Duty On The Space Station ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A tiny Japanese robot will spend the next year and a half on the International Space Station (ISS) keeping lonely astronauts company and entertaining children stationed on Earth. The pint-sized android named Kirobo has built-in voice recognition software designed by Toyota and will keep records of the conversations it has with astronaut Koichi Wakata. Another...


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