Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey
Japan's asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 sets off on six-year round trip journey

Japan on Wednesday launched its second-generation asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2, kicking off the country's second mission to collect asteroid samples that scientists hope will help unveil the origins of life.

Japan to launch 2nd generation asteroid explorer Monday

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Saturday they will launch their second-generation Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer on Dec 1.

US-Japan joint rain radar mission to end next year

 After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will come to an end next year, the US space agency said in a statement.

NASA releases Global Precipitation Measurement data for public
NASA releases Global Precipitation Measurement data for public

US space agency, NASA has released the most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and other types of precipitation data ever assembled to public.

Japan readies hi-tech global rainfall satellite

Japan will launch its latest rocket early tomorrow morning, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms.

New Age snow-measuring satellite set for launch

Scientists are eagerly awaiting the launch of a joint US-Japan satellite mission that should provide the most detailed global measurements yet of rain and snow.

Japan scientists test tether to clear up space junk

Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter, they said Thursday.

NASA and Japan`s space agency announce launch date for global precipitation satellite

NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are planning to launch a new satellite at 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST, Feb. 27, from JAXA`s Tanegashima Space Center.

Times Square Toshiba Vision Screen to showcase next Space Station launch

The Toshiba Vision screen in New York`s Times Square is going to show the public the next launch of three crew members to the International Space Station.

Asteroid-blast space cannon on track: Japan scientists

Japanese scientists readying to blast a crater in an asteroid to find out what it is made of said Wednesday they have successfully tested their new space cannon.

Japan`s new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch

Japan`s new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre.

Japan launches its new solid-fuel Epsilon rocket

Japan launched Saturday its new solid-fuel rocket, the Epsilon, after a delay in late August, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.

Japan sets new date for satellite rocket launch

Japan`s state-run space agency Monday said the launch of its next-generation solid-fuel rocket had been rescheduled for September 14 after the first attempt was suspended seconds before lift-off.

Japanese astronaut to command International Space Station in March

The first Japanese astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station is preparing for a return flight, this time to serve as commander, officials said on Wednesday.

Japan`s newest rocket fails to lift off

Japan`s first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off, dealing a potential blow to hopes that Japan may be able to take a larger share of the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.