Home Tags Japan

Tag: Japan

Tokyo (AFP) Jan 20, 2024
Japan on Saturday became only the fifth nation to achieve a soft Moon landing, but the craft's long-term fate was in doubt after space agency officials said its solar cells were not generating power. With the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), Japan followed the United States, the Soviet Union, China and India in landing on the lunar surface. After initial uncertainty, space

Washington DC (UPI) Dec 15, 2023
Rocket Lab returned its Electron rocket into space for the first time since September with a successful New Zealand flight on Friday that released a Japanese satellite into orbit. The payload, the QPS-SAR-5, or Tsukuyomi-1 satellite, reached orbit about 57 minutes after launching from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1. The Japanese company iQPS develops and operates small SAR satellites and

Astroscale Japan, a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings, on 3rd October, announced it has been selected by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for its Small and Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop an...
Louisville CO (SPX) Sep 28, 2023
Sierra Space, a leading pureplay commercial space company building the first end-to-end business and technology platform in space with $3.4 billion in customer contracts, announced today it has closed a $290 million Series B funding round. The round brings the company's total capital raised to $1.7 billion, the largest ever capital raise by a commercial space company over the combined Series A a
L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract to provide Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) with advanced Geostationary (GEO) imaging and sounding instruments to monitor and predict severe weather events. The contract, which was announced on April 13, is with Mitsubishi...