JAXA: Astronaut Takuya Onishi Selected as Member of ISS Expedition Crew

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that Astronaut Takuya Onishi has been selected as a crewmember for the 48th/49th Expedition Mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Onishi was selected as an astronaut candidate in February 2009, and then, certified as an ISS astronaut in July 2011 after completion of … Dowiedz się więcej

NASA Delivers Precipitation Satellite to Japan for 2014 Launch

An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations. A U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory landed at Kitakyushu Airport, about 600 miles … Dowiedz się więcej

Cosmos Seeded with Heavy Elements During Violent Youth

Traces of iron spread smoothly throughout a massive galaxy cluster tell the 10 billion-year-old story of exploding supernovae and fierce outbursts from supermassive black holes sowing heavy elements throughout the early cosmos. New evidence of heavy elements spread evenly between the galaxies of the giant Perseus cluster supports the theory that the universe underwent a … Dowiedz się więcej

New JAXA Philosophy and Corporate Slogan

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) marked its 10th anniversary on October 1, 2013. Our business environment has been drastically changing as the law concerning JAXA has been revised and the new Basic Plan on Space Policy defines JAXA as „the core organization that provides technical support for the entire governmental development and utilization of … Dowiedz się więcej

Application of Data Acquired by SHIZUKU at Japan Meteorological Agency

Observation data by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR2) aboard the Global Change Observation Mission 1st – Water „SHIZUKU” (GCOM-W1) has been transmitted to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in near-real time. The SHIZUKU was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in May 2012. As data from the AMSR2 includes vapor and Sea … Dowiedz się więcej