JAXA

10.19.18

Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.

9.24.18

These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.

1.16.17

The Maiden Flight of the World’s Tiniest Orbital Rocket Ends in Failure

The 32-foot-tall rocket was developed to meet a growing demand for microsatellite launches.

5.2.16

This Satellite Uses Special Glue to Stick to Space Debris Like Flypaper

Astroscale is aiming to create two types of satellites to detect and destroy space debris.

3.30.16

Japan’s Lost Hitomi Satellite Phoned Home. Can It Still Be Saved?

Japan says it received two brief communications from Hitomi since losing contact.

3.28.16

What Missing Satellite? Why Canadian Scientists Aren't Talking About JAXA

The Hitori satellite's status is unknown, after losing contact with Earth.

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8.24.15

Japan's Cargo Ship Reaches the International Space Station

The resupply ship is called Kounotori, or 'white stork,' because it's for special deliveries (awww).

7.27.15

The Japanese Space Agency Tested a Supersonic Plane With Less Sonic Boom

Researchers in Japan want to take the boom out of a supersonic jet.

7.22.15

The New ISS Crew Is Finally in Space

A rocketry tale of delays, launchpad tunes, and R2-D2.

6.14.15

The First Martian CubeSats Will Launch Next Year

Microsatellites have democratized our view of Earth. Will they do the same for other planets?

12.11.14

Hang Japan's Most Advanced Satellites from Your Earlobes

Satellite-U is a jewelry line that has turned the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer and ALOS-2 satellite into earrings and necklaces.

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