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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to postpone the launch of the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard on August 27 from the Uchinoura Space Center.
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The H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI4” (HTV4) successfully re-entered the atmosphere after the third de-orbit maneuver at 3:11 p.m. on September 7, 2013 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s HTV-4 cargo vessel departed from the International Space Station today, Sept. 4, 2013. (This is an image of the vehicle being berthed to the station.) Photo Credit: NASA
Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4) departed from the International Space Station at 12:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday after a one-month stay at [...]
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Schedules of departure from the International Space Station (ISS) and of re-entry to the atmosphere for the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI 4” (HTV4) are determined as follows:
Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) has flown three previous missions to the International Space Station. Today’s launch marks its fourth flight. Image Credit: JAXA
NASA Television will air live the departure of a Japanese cargo ship from the International Space Station at noon Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) cancelled today’s launch of the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard from the Uchinoura Space Center, because an automatic stop alarm was issued as an attitude abnormality was detected approximately 19 seconds prior [...]
The SPRINT-A satellite undergoes final checkout, ahead of its scheduled launch aboard the first Epsilon rocket. Photo Credit: JAXA/ISAS
More than five decades of rocketry from Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture will continue on Tuesday, 27 August with the maiden voyage of the new Epsilon vehicle to insert an ultraviolet observatory into low-Earth orbit to observe [...]
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) today announced that the first drop test conducted as part of its second phase of the “Drop test for Simplified Evaluation of Non-symmetrically Distributed sonic boom” (D-SEND#2) at the Esrange Space Center, Sweden, on August 16th, 2013 (Sweden Standard Time), was unsuccessful.
HayabusaImage Credit: JAXA
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT, CEO: Hiroo Unoura, Tokyo) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, President: Naoki Okumura) have achieved the world’s first microwave electric-field measurement with the newly developed optical electric-field sensor based on an optical fiber (fiber-optic EO probe*1) in plasma inside a microwave discharge ion engine*2 for use [...]
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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and two crewmates who are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station in November will conduct a news conference and be available for news interviews and social media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.