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Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes second touchdown on asteroid

Jul 11, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The touchdown is greeted with cheering and applause in the JAXA mission control room, with officials grinning and shaking hands

TEAM EFFORT. This handout photograph taken and released by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on July 11, 2019 shows researchers and employees celebrating after receiving confirmation of Hayabusa2's touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. Photo by Yutaka Ijima/ISAS-JAXA/AFP

Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:20 PM

JAXA says the probe had descended around 5 kilometers and is on track to touchdown Thursday on the Ryugu asteroid, some 300 million kilometers from Earth

HARD AT WORK. This handout photograph taken and released by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on July 10, 2019, shows researchers and employees working at a control room for the Hayabusa2 mission in Sagamihara city, Kanagawa prefecture. Photo by Yutaka Ijima/ISAS-JAXA/AFP

Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The Hayabusa2 probe fires an explosive device at the Ryugu asteroid early this month to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material, aiming to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth

This handout photograph received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on March 6, 2019 shows stone and sand after bullets were fired into the surface to collect data by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after landing on the asteroid Ryugu. Hayabusa2, the Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system, landed successfully on February 22, scientists said. JAXA / AFP

Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:34 AM

(UPDATED) 'We made a successful touchdown, including firing a bullet' into the Ryugu asteroid, says Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2 project manager

FALCON. An artists rendition of Hayabusa2, or Falcon in Japanese. Photo from Go Miyazaki under CC license

Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project manager Yuichi Tsuda say they needed more time to prepare the landing as the latest data shows the asteroid surface was more rugged than expected

Artist's impression of Hayabusa-2 probe during a rendezvous with the 1999JU3 asteroid. Image courtesy JAXA

Japanese, U.S. astronauts on spacewalk to fix robotic arm

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The spacewalk is the first for Japanese Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Norishige Kanai, and the fourth for his US counterpart Mark Vande Hei

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. This NASA image obtained February 2, 2018 shows the International Space Station viewed in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second taken on January 30, 2018 from Alexandria, Virginia. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/AFP

Spacecraft revealed for first Europe mission to Mercury

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Set for launch in 2018 BepiColombo will be the European Space Agency s ESA first mission to the closest rock to the Sun

BEPICOLOMBO. The BepiColombo stack. Photo by C. Carreau/ESA

Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission fails

Feb 06, 2017 - 2:03 PM

The disappointment is the latest failure to hit JAXA and comes just weeks after the agency had to abort a mission that sought to use a mini rocket to send a satellite into orbit

KOUNOTORI. This July 6, 2016 picture shows the HTV6, an unmanned cargo spacecraft, 'Kounotori,' or 'stork' in Japanese, being assembled at the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima island, Kagoshima prefecture. File photo from JAXA / AFP

Japan launching 'space junk' collector

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The launch is successful as the satellite was removed from the rocket and put into the planned orbit about 15 minutes after the liftoff JAXA spokesman Nobuyoshi Fujimoto on Tanegashima says

KOUNOTORI. This July 6, 2016 picture shows the HTV6, an unmanned cargo spacecraft, "Kounotori", or "stork" in Japanese, being assembled at the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima island, Kagoshima prefecture. File photo from JAXA / AFP

Japan satellite made 'surprise' find before failure

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:52 PM

A Japanese satellite that disappeared from contact managed to observe the Perseus galaxy cluster some 250 million light years from Earth with its X ray spectrometer

LOST CONTACT. The pricey ultra-high-tech "Hitomi" – or eye – was launched in February to find X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters. Photo from JAXA

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Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

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PH microsatellite Diwata-1 launched into space

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Diwata 1 the Philippines first microsatellite is deployed into space to start its mission to be the country s eye in the sky

The microsatellite Diwata-1 being deployed into space. Photo courtesy ESA/Astronaut Tim Peake/Twitter

One giant leap: PH microsatellite a step closer to launch

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The Philippines Diwata micro satellite is formally handed to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA in preparation for a launch into space by April

HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology

Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:39 PM

The H IIA rocket blasts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the south of the country at 1:22 pm local time 0422 GMT after delays due to bad weather

Artist's impression of Hayabusa-2 probe during a rendezvous with the 1999JU3 asteroid. Image courtesy JAXA

Japan again delays launch of asteroid probe

Nov 30, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Japan delays the launch of a space probe for the second time due to forecast of bad weather

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Sep 02, 2014 - 4:01 PM

The probe named Hayabusa 2 is expected to be flung into space on a rocket for a mammoth four year voyage to the unpoetically named 1999JU3 asteroid

Artist's impression of Hayabusa-2 probe during a rendezvous with the 1999JU3 asteroid. Image courtesy JAXA

Coming soon: Military space force

Aug 04, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth

An illustration of the extent of space debris orbiting the Earth. Image courtesy NASA

Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

Feb 28, 2014 - 7:08 AM

The satellite is designed to collect data from several other satellites in orbit and add that to its own measurements to build up a detailed picture of precipitation around the planet

LIFTOFF. A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard, is seen launching from the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Japan. Bill Ingalls/NASA

NASA extends space station life to 2024

Jan 09, 2014 - 7:29 AM

The orbiting outpost the largest space lab ever built was launched to fanfare in 1998 and had been expected to remain in operation until 2020

The International Space Station (ISS) as photographed from the space shuttle Endeavour on May 29, 2011. Image courtesy NASA

Asteroid-blast space cannon on track: Japan scientists

Oct 23, 2013 - 9:24 PM

The huge weapon would fire a metal bullet at the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 some time in 2018 The Hayabusa 2 which will launch the weapon will then land on the surface and take samples

Japan suspends satellite rocket launch at last minute

Aug 27, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Countdown was automatically stopped just 19 seconds before the planned blast off after engineers discovered a technical glitch

Science wRap: 'Golden rice', Curiosity, lab-grown burgers

Aug 10, 2013 - 5:05 PM

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Japanese rocket takes supplies, robot to space station

Aug 04, 2013 - 9:52 AM

The robot Kirobo is programmed to communicate in Japanese and keep records of its conversations with Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata who will go to the ISS later this year

LIFTOFF! The Japanese cargo-carrying rocket, H-2B, lifts off from the launch pad of the southern island of Tanegashima on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP/Jiji Press