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NASA to send instrument aboard Japan-led probe to study Martian moons

NASA to send instrument aboard Japan-led probe to study Martian moons

The Mars Moons eXploration (MMX) mission is in development by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

Nov 21, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
'Lost' satellite gives scientists access to a cosmic recipe for nearby universe

'Lost' satellite gives scientists access to a cosmic recipe for nearby universe

The data has allowed scientists to analyse the composition of the Perseus gases and gain a deeper understanding of the stellar explosions that created them. 

Nov 17, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
Japan launches latest satellite of positioning system

Japan launches latest satellite of positioning system

The GPS, owned by the US, has a margin of error of about 10 metres in global positioning; the coordination between the GPS and Michibiki will reduce the margin to between 1 metre and about 6 cm.

Oct 10, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
Venus' mysterious night side revealed for the first time – Here's why it's creating a buzz

Venus' mysterious night side revealed for the first time – Here's why it's creating a buzz

Venus' atmosphere is dominated by strong winds that whirl around the planet far faster than Venus itself rotates.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite 'Michibiki'

Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite 'Michibiki'

The launch was initially scheduled last week but was postponed due to a technical glitch.

Aug 19, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch

Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch

The Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and videos of the work of the astronauts aboard the space station.

Jul 18, 2017, 19:34 PM IST
Asian space race to get more competitive as Japan announces plans to send man to the moon by 2030!

Asian space race to get more competitive as Japan announces plans to send man to the moon by 2030!

They said the proposal was for JAXA to contribute to a multinational manned lunar probe by contributing technology, which would grant Japan a spot on the mission.

Jun 30, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announces August launch of third GPS satellite!

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announces August launch of third GPS satellite!

This will be Japan's third Quasi-Zenith Satellite, a device designed to improve global navigation and augment signals emitted by the US-owned GPS, which has a 10-metre margin of error.

Jun 15, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
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.

Feb 06, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
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.

Jan 27, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
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.

Jan 17, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
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.

Jan 15, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
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.

 

Dec 10, 2016, 11:06 AM IST
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.

Dec 06, 2016, 15:36 PM IST
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.

Dec 02, 2016, 23:59 PM IST
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.

Nov 02, 2016, 16:04 PM IST
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.

Oct 12, 2016, 20:48 PM IST
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.

Sep 23, 2016, 01:51 AM IST
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.

Jul 03, 2016, 12:26 PM IST
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.

Apr 28, 2016, 20:57 PM IST