Articles about JAXA

Europe-Japan space mission captures rare image of Mercury

03 Oct 2021

Technology
Europe-Japan space mission captures rare image of Mercury

Two linked spacecraft built by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together known as BepiColombo, snapped their first close-up pictures of Mercury.

Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

20 Aug 2021

Technology
Japan to bring soil samples from Mars moon by 2029

Japan's space agency plans to bring soil samples back from the Mars region ahead of the US and Chinese missions now operating on Mars, in hopes of finding clues to the planet's origin and traces of possible life.

Japan plans to drop explosives on asteroid Ryugu: Here's why

21 Mar 2019

World
Japan plans to drop explosives on asteroid Ryugu: Here's why

The Japanese space agency, aka JAXA, plans to drop explosives on an asteroid as part of an effort to collect samples from within its surface.

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

22 Feb 2019

Technology
Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

On Friday, the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that a probe, Hayabusa2, had successfully landed on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth.

What caused the Kerala floods? NASA reveals the reason

22 Aug 2018

World
What caused the Kerala floods? NASA reveals the reason

NASA has released a video using satellite data that provides an estimate of rainfall and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala.

Japanese start-up to provide "on demand" meteor showers

21 Jul 2018

Technology
Japanese start-up to provide "on demand" meteor showers

Taking the idea of 'entertainment' to the next level, Tokyo-based start-up ALE Co. is developing a satellite system to deliver "shooting stars on demand", and expects to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower over Hiroshima some time in 2020.

Japanese space agency sets record, launches world's smallest rocket

04 Feb 2018

Technology
Japanese space agency sets record, launches world's smallest rocket

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the world's smallest rocket, called SS-520-5, to carry an equally small satellite.

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

08 Aug 2017

Technology
Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

Ghana's first satellite GhanaSat-1, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, is now operational. It was made possible with a little help from others but it's still a significant achievement.