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2013-07-11 11:01:06

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) met in Washington Wednesday, July 10,  to discuss the importance of international cooperation in space, especially the continued support for the International Space Station. Bolden and Naoki Okumura also discussed NASA's plans for a new asteroid initiative, previously announced in President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. Okumura welcomed the opportunity to discuss...

2013-07-10 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) met in Washington Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the importance of international cooperation in space, especially the continued support for the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden and Naoki Okumura also discussed NASA's plans for a new asteroid initiative, previously...

GPM Mission Anime Contest Winners Announced
2013-07-02 14:03:31

NASA She can evaporate water with her hair. He measures all the rainfall and snowfall on Earth. Selected as the winners of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Anime Challenge, these two characters will star in their own comic series to help teach the public about precipitation science and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. The GPM mission, a collaboration between NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the space agencies of France and India, and other...

During Solar Array Deployment Test GPM Spreads Its Wings
2013-07-02 12:33:33

NASA [ Watch The Video GPM Solar Array Deployment ] NASA successfully completed two pre-vibration solar array deployment tests of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite on June 6 and June 15, 2013. "Cross your fingers. Cross your toes," said Art Azarbarzin, GPM project manager, as he watched engineers take their places around the GPM Core satellite, set up on its end in the middle of the clean room. A loud hiss filled the room as engineers turned on air hoses. The hoses...

2013-06-04 20:20:05

GREENBELT, Md., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to participate in a free webinar about a NASA field campaign that uses rain measurements to improve flood forecasting. The webinar will be hosted by NASA and the Community, Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, run by Colorado State University, Fort Collins. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The webinar will be held on June 11 at 7 p.m. EDT and will feature the...

JAXA Set To Launch Hayabusa 2 In 2014
2013-04-01 20:59:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) next asteroid exploring spacecraft, Hayabusa 2, will be launching in 2014 on a mission to bring back sand from an asteroid. Hayabusa 2 will travel through space for four years before arriving at asteroid 1999 JU3, and will not be returning to Earth until 2020. Once the spacecraft reaches its target, it will fire off fingertip-sized bullets into the surface of the asteroid at about...

2013-02-06 16:21:15

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Community, Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) run by Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invite the public to participate in a free webinar to promote citizen science that involves rain and snow measurements across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CoCoRaHS is a citizen scientist network with more than 16,000 volunteers nationwide that encourages...

Japan Launches Spy Satellites To Keep Tabs On North Korea
2013-01-28 13:35:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan launched two satellites into orbit on Sunday, capable of spying and offering sharp images for its government defense and intelligence agencies. Officials say the launch of the satellites, which included an operational radar satellite and experimental optical probe, went smoothly. The two intelligence satellites now in orbit could potentially help to keep an eye on North Korea as it tests rockets, and sets itself on a...

2013-01-07 08:21:02

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission 1 satellite to its growing list of global environmental missions. JPSS CGS now supports five domestic and international missions. With minimal enhancements and investments, JPSS CGS validates the efficiency of a common ground system. "Since being deployed for...

Historic Space Station Deployment Sends CubeSats in Orbit
2012-12-10 20:00:10

NASA Typically satellites launch from Earth, requiring dedicated launch vehicles to propel them into the proper orbit. The cost for this launch scenario could be reduced considerably if there was another way to get the satellites into their optimal orbit. The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a way to cut the costs of this activity by designing a small satellite launcher, installed recently on the International Space Station. The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small...