Category Archives: JAXA

JAXA still is targeting for fiscal year 2020 with new H3 rocket

JAXA still continuing investigation on failure of Hitomi X-ray satellite mission, but times goes on and Agency still works on multiple different projects. Sometimes time and hard work is best remedy for wounded proud. H-II rocket is proven launch vehicle but it was clear that intensification of Japanese participation in space exploration (engagement in International Space…
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Names of the astronauts and cosmonauts designated for ISS missions in 2017 announced

NASA, ESA, Roscosmos and JAXA have just announced names of astronauts who will fly to International Space Station in 2017. International Space Station as a biggest (and only one for the moment) habitable place in Space could not remain unused. Unique opportunity afforded by the development of science, however, requires the continued presence of the crew. International…
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Good bye Hitomi !

JAXA had to reconcile with sad truth - Hitomi became space debris. This is surely not good news for all organizations, which were participating in Astro-H program, but mostly for JAXA. Their most significant research satellite, which was example of JAXA ability to design, manufacture and operate large and expensive research satellites, became useless before…
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Hitomi problems explained !

Astro-H (Hitomi) is still tumbling, but at least it is known why. Case of Astro-H (named Hitomi) seems to be far away from the lucky end. JAXA still is trying to contact with spacecraft which probably came apart during flight on 26 March 2016 at around 01:20 GMT while satellite remained on altitude of 575 km. Since…
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