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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
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jan 16, 2024
The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, under the leadership of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is gearing up for a historic endeavor with the German-French rover IDEFIX poised to play a pivotal role. This ambitious mission aims to unravel the enigmatic origins of Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, marking a significant leap in our quest to understand the Martian system. T
First European deep Space mission to visit a pristine comet or interstellar body entering the inner Solar system, Comet Interceptor will offer new insights into the dynamic nature of comets as well as the origins of our solar system. SPACEBEL has recently...
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2023
The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is ready to launch on 7 September 2023 to observe the most energetic objects and events in the cosmos. In doing so, it will unveil the evolution of the Universe and the structure of spacetime. XRISM is a collaboration between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, with significant participation from ESA. The launch will be
London, UK (SPX) Jul 25, 2023
Following a close consultation with the space sector, the UK Space Agency recently unveiled the Space Exploration Technology Roadmap, a strategic guide that will shape the direction of research, development, and funding allocation for the next ten years. The plan anticipates working closely with key international partners, including NASA, the European Space Agency, and JAXA (Japan's space agency
Argotech is a Czech R&D company supported by ESA Technology Broker Czech Republic and providing their customers expertise, engineering services, customised product design and process development in the field of optics, electronics and photonics. One segment of their expertise refers...
The Expedition 65 crew opened up BEAM today and transferred cargo for return to Earth aboard the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship. The orbital residents also worked on robotics, continued eye checks, and configured new life support gear.   Commander Akihiko Hoshide from the Japan...
Two more secondary payloads that will travel to deep space on the Artemis I mission were integrated for launch on July 23, and another is ready for installation at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellites – called CubeSats – are roughly...
Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission aims to enhance our understanding of the origins of life here on Earth and how the Solar System formed. The spacecraft with its MASCOT asteroid lander is visiting the asteroid Ryugu, which is around 900...