News Archive / Tagged: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Russia agrees to extend International Space Station operationsDerek RichardsonMay 1st, 2023
All five of the International Space Station partner agencies have now agreed to operate the outpost through at least 2028.
Ariane 5 rocket begins BepiColombo’s journey to MercuryTomasz NowakowskiOctober 19th, 2018
Lighting up the skies above the jungles of French Guiana, an Ariane 5 rocket sent a multi-faceted and international mission on its way to the planet Mercury.
Japan successfully lands two small rovers on asteroid RyuguTomasz NowakowskiSeptember 23rd, 2018
Touchdown! JAXA has made history at asteroid Ryugu!
HTV-7 launch rescheduled to September 15Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 12th, 2018
Weather issues continue to plague JAXA's attempts to send an array of critical supplies to the ISS - including some which could reschedule important activities at the station.
Japanese Kounotori 7 to deliver new batteries to International Space StationTomasz NowakowskiSeptember 8th, 2018
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is preparing its seventh resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station for a Sept. 10, 2018, liftoff. The mission, designated HTV-7, is slated to deliver more than six metric tons of cargo to the orbiting outpost.
Hayabusa 2 arrives at asteroid RyuguJim SharkeyJune 29th, 2018
After a journey of about 2 million miles (3.2 billion kilometers), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Haybusa 2 spacecraft rendezvoused with its target, the asteroid Ryugu. This latest milestone marked a critical point in a mission designed to investigate these tiny remnants of the formation of our solar system.
H-IIA takes to the skies with Japan’s IGS-Radar 6 spy satelliteTomasz NowakowskiJune 12th, 2018
An H-IIA rocket took to the skies on June 12, on a classified mission to deliver the IGS-Radar 6 (Information Gathering Satellite) reconnaissance satellite for Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Centre.
H-IIA rocket soars into the sky with IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satelliteTomasz NowakowskiFebruary 27th, 2018
An H-IIA rocket soared into the skies above Japan carrying the country's IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satellite aloft. The booster thundered off at 11:34 p.m. EST Feb. 26 (04:34 GMT Feb. 27), 2018, from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center.
Japan to launch IGS-Optical 6 reconnaissance satellite into spaceTomasz NowakowskiFebruary 24th, 2018
Japan is set to launch its flagship H-IIA rocket with the country's latest Intelligence Gather Satellite: IGS-Optical 6. Liftoff is currently scheduled to take place between 11:34 and 11:48 p.m. EST Feb. 25 (04:34 and 04:48 GMT Feb. 26), 2018.
Japan launches H-IIA rocket with two Earth-observing satellitesTomasz NowakowskiDecember 23rd, 2017
An H-IIA 202 rocket took to the skies on Saturday, December 23, 2017, carrying GCOM-C1 (nicknamed SHIKISAI) and SLATS (dubbed TSUBAME) Earth-observing satellites.
JAXA H-IIA launch of GPS satellite canceledBart LeahyAugust 12th, 2017
In a brief media statement, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it has canceled today's planned launch of an H-IIA rocket, which is carrying a navigation satellite that is designed to augment the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the Japanese region.
Japan gearing up to launch Michibiki-3 navigation satelliteCurt GodwinAugust 10th, 2017
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is in final preparations to launch the third of the country's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) series atop an H-IIA rocket. The satellite, also called Michibiki-3, will augment Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation services in the island nation.