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Japan's unmanned experimental probe fails to get rid of space debris

Japan's unmanned experimental probe fails to get rid of space debris

The space cargo ship left the ISS on January 28 and re-entered the atmosphere on Monday, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has confirmed.

Japanese resupply ship 'HTV-6' departs International Space Station – Watch LIVE

Japanese resupply ship 'HTV-6' departs International Space Station – Watch LIVE

NASA says Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) H-II Transport Vehicle-6 (HTV-6) is packed and ready for its release from the space station.

Giant 'bulge' spotted on Venus indication of a massive gravity wave?

Giant 'bulge' spotted on Venus indication of a massive gravity wave?

The giant wave became one of the most prominent features in the planet’s atmosphere for four days in December 2015.

Japan aborts mini-rocket launch due to communication failure

Japan aborts mini-rocket launch due to communication failure

The rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Uchinoura.

Last cargo delivery of 2016 on its way to space station - Watch liftoff of Japan's H-IIB/Kounotori 6 ISS supply ship

Last cargo delivery of 2016 on its way to space station - Watch liftoff of Japan's H-IIB/Kounotori 6 ISS supply ship

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s H-IIB rocket carrying the spaceship Kounotori 6 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, at 10:26 p.m. local time (GMT 1326) on Friday, December 9, 2016.

 

NASA to air live broadcast of Japanese cargo ship launch to International Space Station!

NASA to air live broadcast of Japanese cargo ship launch to International Space Station!

On Tuesday, December 13, the HTV-6 will approach the station from below, and slowly inch its way toward the complex.

Japan all set to test new 'fishing mesh' to drag out space debris next year!

Japan all set to test new 'fishing mesh' to drag out space debris next year!

The space clean-up is important because it will help safe guard astronauts and about $900 billion worth of space stations, satellites and other infrastructure relied on for tele communications, weather forecasting, Earth-monitoring and navigation.

Japan's H-IIA rocket lifts off with weather satellite 'Himawari-9'  – Watch!

Japan's H-IIA rocket lifts off with weather satellite 'Himawari-9' – Watch!

Himawari-9, which is second of two third-generation satellites in Japan’s Himawari weather-monitoring series, lifted off at 3.20 p.m. (local time) aboard the H-IIA F31 from Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture.

Incredible footage of Earth rising and setting will give you a new perspective on the universe! - Watch videos

Incredible footage of Earth rising and setting will give you a new perspective on the universe! - Watch videos

Three Japanese scientific probes comprising the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) mission orbited the Moon from 2007 to 2009, collecting troves of data along with some spectacular photos.

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has provided amazing imagery and valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe – ever since.

NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

NASA introduces Expedition 48 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 6! - See pic

All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October.

Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite

Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite

The ultra-high-tech satellite "Hitomi" -- or eye -- was launched in February to observe X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters.

Japan loses contact with newly launched X-ray satellite 'Hitomi'

Japan loses contact with newly launched X-ray satellite 'Hitomi'

Japan says it has lost contact with its X-ray satellite, launched on February 17, 2016.

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

X-ray observatory launched by Japan to study deep space

The satellite has been released from the upper stage of the H-2A rocket to begin a three-year mission.

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

Japan to launch Astro-H satellite to study black holes today

The space observatory is scheduled to take off at 3:45 a.m. EST from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan.

Japan's probe sends back first pictures of Earth's twin 'Venus'

Japan's probe sends back first pictures of Earth's twin 'Venus'

JAXA released the triumphant images of Venus taken by its planetary probe Akatsuki.

Japanese space probe Akatsuki enters Venus orbit on second attempt

Japanese space probe Akatsuki enters Venus orbit on second attempt

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Wednesday confirmed that the country's maiden mission to Venus, Akatsuki, has successfully swung into the Venusian orbit.

Japanese probe fires thrusters to enter Venus's orbit

Japanese probe fires thrusters to enter Venus's orbit

Carrying six types of observation equipment, Akatsuki is designed to study the thick clouds shrouding Venus in three dimensions and how its strong winds cause an atmospheric phenomenon known as super-rotation, in which the atmosphere rotates much faster than the planet.

Chemicals important to life spread across the universe

Chemicals important to life spread across the universe

The Virgo cluster, located about 54 million light-years away, is the nearest galaxy cluster and the second brightest in X-rays. 

Japan's cargo craft leaves ISS

Japan's unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivered supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) has left the ISS, announced the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday.