BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.
The 32-foot-tall rocket was developed to meet a growing demand for microsatellite launches.
Astroscale is aiming to create two types of satellites to detect and destroy space debris.
Japan says it received two brief communications from Hitomi since losing contact.
The Hitori satellite's status is unknown, after losing contact with Earth.
Akatsuki gets second time lucky.
The resupply ship is called Kounotori, or 'white stork,' because it's for special deliveries (awww).
Researchers in Japan want to take the boom out of a supersonic jet.
A rocketry tale of delays, launchpad tunes, and R2-D2.
Microsatellites have democratized our view of Earth. Will they do the same for other planets?
Satellite-U is a jewelry line that has turned the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer and ALOS-2 satellite into earrings and necklaces.