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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

JAXA Tests Snow and Ice Sensors

Demonstration tests on snow and ice monitoring sensors, led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have begun at Kitami Institute of Technology (Kitami, Hokkaido). For the tests, researchers have created outdoor, underground installations of the sensors...

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

New Wind Information System Debuts at Japanese Airports

In April 2017, the Airport Low-level Wind Information (ALWIN) system, jointly developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), started operations at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport. ALWIN...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Space Station Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI6 Successfully Reenters Earth’s Atmosphere

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that its H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI6 (HTV6), after completion of deorbit maneuver, reentered Earth according to schedule on Feb. 5, 2017. KOUNOTORI6 berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) on...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Japan Successfully Launches Satellite to Study Earth’s Radiation Belts

On Dec. 20, 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched from the Uchinoura Space Center an Epsilon rocket carrying the Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite. The launch vehicle flew as planned,...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Japan’s Himawari-9 Earth-Observation Satellite Successfully Launched

On Nov. 2, 2016, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-9 from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 27 minutes...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Japanese Space Technology Protecting Forests Worldwide

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) interviewed Kenichi Shishido, who is in charge of forestry and conservation projects at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an independent administrative institution that coordinates official development assistance for the government...

Friday, June 10th, 2016

A Met Satellite with Japan on the Anvil

ISRO and its Japanese counterpart JAXA are exploring what could be their first joint mission: a spacecraft to study ocean and land weather processes which will sharpen their respective weather forecasting systems. Read More at The Hindu

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Japanese Satellite Captures Solar Eclipse from Space

Japan's space agency JAXA released images of the solar eclipse over Asia, which occured on Wednesday, taken from its solar observation satellite "Hinode" orbiting the earth.  Read More at The Telegraph

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

DLR is Expanding Cooperation with Japan and South Korea

A DLR delegation led by Pascale Ehrenfreund visited South Korea and Japan from 21 to 27 February. The delegation cultivated and expanded the close cooperation with partner organisations. Two important partnership agreements were signed during the visits....

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

DLR and JAXA Strengthen Cooperation

On 25 February 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed an ‘Inter Agency Arrangement for Strategic Partnership’ at the German Embassy in Tokyo, Japan....

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