Tag: JAXA

Watch Two Live Webcasts Of Spacecraft Docking At International Space Station This Week

January 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

We can watch from the comfort (and safety!) of our computer chairs as two robotic spacecraft deliver essential supplies to the International Space Station this week thanks to NASA TV. Simply follow that link to watch live coverage of the spacecraft docking at the times listed below. The first spacecraft to dock at […]

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New Liftoff Date/Time for Japanese Space Freighter Announced

January 20, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Update (22 January 2011): NASA TV will also be webcasting the launch of the HTV. Launch of  the second Japanese HTV automated space freighter has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday (22 January 2011). The launch will be webcast live from the Tanegashima Space Center. The launch is scheduled to occur at 3.37pm […]

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Japanese Solar Sail mission takes photo of itself in deep space

June 16, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Just when I thought the Japanese had finished coming up with clever things to do in space (such as successfully unfurling the world’s first solar sail), they pull another rabbit out of the hat. This time it is taking an image of the IKAROS solar sail in deep space using a jettisonable camera. […]

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Asteroid sample capsule recovered in Australian outback

June 14, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

JAXA announced early this morning that the helicopter recovery team successfully recovered the sample return capsule from the JAXA Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission landing in the Woomera Protected Area in outback South Australia. The text of the media release states: After the Hayabusa capsule reentry, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) searched […]

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Watch live as Japanese asteroid mission lands in outback Australia

June 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Update (14 June 2010): A post showing video of the re-entry can be found here on my site. We are only a few hours away from the return sample capsule from the JAXA Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission landing in the Woomera Protected Area in outback South Australia. At this stage, the capsule […]

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Finderchart for Hayabusa capsule re-entry online

June 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Update (13 June 2010): I have added a new post here containing information on how to watch the re-entry of the sample capsule live on the WWW tonight. Update (10 June 2010): I have just found a very useful 12 page media release pack on the Hayabusa mission and its landing in the […]

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Japanese capsule only one week from landing in Australia

June 6, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Post updated 3.45pm AEST Confirmation was received from Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission that the 3rd course correction had been completed yesterday. There is only one more course correction due before the spacecraft releases its sample return capsule which is due to land at the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia at […]

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Earth from 250,000km away

May 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

JAXA’s Akatsuki spacecraft sent back images of the Earth from 250,000 km away. More images can be found here on the JAXA site.

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