Tag Archives: JAXA

NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

Gateway Life Support

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. 

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NASA Approves Two Heliophysics Missions With $108M Total Budget; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has authorized two heliophysics research missions worth potentially $108.3 million combined to study solar impact and space weather near the Earth’s atmosphere. The EUVST solar telescope will work to observe the release of solar wind as well as the eruption of solar material which impact the space radiation environment.

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NASA Unveils Crew for Second Operational Crew Dragon Mission

Crew Dragon

NASA has named the astronauts who will embark on the second operational mission with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough will represent NASA in the Crew-2 mission that will send the spacecraft to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, the space agency said Tuesday.

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NASA, Int’l Counterparts Deploy GEOINT Sources for COVID-19 Research; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has partnered with its European and Japanese counterparts to leverage their respective geospatial intelligence resources to collect data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASA that the agency has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to deploy Earth-observing satellites to document the pandemic’s potential long-term impacts as part of the initiative. 

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NASA Astronaut, Russian & Japanese Counterparts Land on Earth After ISS Mission

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Expedition 49 crewmates Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of Russia and Japan’s respective space agencies have returned to Earth after a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. The astronauts landed in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft, NASA said Sunday. Expedition 49 crew members supported hundreds of experiments …

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NASA, ISS Partners Unveil 2017 Astronaut Crew Members

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NASA has selected the astronauts to join two missions scheduled for 2017 that will head to the orbiting laboratory in the International Space Station. NASA said Friday U.S. Navy Capt. Scott Tingle will participate in his first space flight for the Expedition 53 to launch in September 2017 with fellow U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer; Russia’s Ivan Vagner, …

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NASA, Japan Prep Weather Satellite for February Launch

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NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have set a February date to send a weather satellite into space for a mission to map precipitation around the world. The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is scheduled to launch Thursday, Feb. 27, aboard a JAXA H-IIA rocket at the Tanegashima …

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