Latest Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Stories
When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in.
The cooperative space project Hayabasa set out to collect the very first samples from the surface of a near-earth asteroid, Itokawa. Scientists believe that the work will offer insight into the early history of our Solar System and the formation of the planets more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Tropical Depression 14 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine while NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3 mission, was in full-swing and NASA's Global Hawk aircraft captured the event.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the third Japanese "Kounotori" H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo ship's departure from the International Space Station in two broadcasts Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Following the success of its Hayabusa mission, the Japanese space agency JAXA is shooting for another asteroid in 2018.
The European Space Association has put its BepiColombo mission through a series of shock tests to prepare it for its future journey towards Mercury.
Mimicking the intense vibrations experienced by a satellite during launch, the engineering model of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury has been subjected to similar forces at ESA’s spacecraft test facilities.
Whilst the most powerful earthquake since records began hit Japan in 2011, triggering a massive tsunami which devastated much of the country, space scientists involved in one of the 'brightest' international Sun missions continued working tirelessly at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan, to capture new data from our turbulent star.
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