Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Probe Drops Off Bits of an Asteroid and Heads for Its Next Target

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe zoomed past Earth on December 5th and dropped off a capsule containing bits of an asteroid,…

2 years ago

Japan Suspends its Funding for the 30-Meter Telescope

Japan has suspended its funding contribution to the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in Hawaii. An international consortium is behind…

3 years ago

Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae

Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae…

3 years ago

Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

Have you heard of Interstellar Technologies? They're the latest private company to launch their own rocket into space. They're a…

3 years ago

So Cool! Japanese Space Research Center will be Suspended Over a Moonlike Crater

The architectural design behind Japan's new space research center is mind-boggling. The futuristic building will incorporate elements of spacecraft design,…

4 years ago

Japan Becomes A Military Space Player With Latest Launch

In a potentially controversial move, Japan recently deployed an x-band communications satellite to reduce its reliance on other providers for…

6 years ago

Japan’s Black Hole Telescope Is In Trouble

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has lost contact with its X-ray Astronomy Satellite Hitomi (ASTRO-H.) Hitomi was launched on…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – March 20, 2015: Lee Billings’ Five Billion Years of Solitude

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Author Lee Billings, discussing his book "Five Billion Years of Solitude"(@LeeBillings /

8 years ago

Watch Out Japan! Super Typhoon Neoguri is ENORMOUS – As Seen from ISS

“Supertyphoon Neoguri is ENORMOUS” says Alexander Gerst, ESA’s German astronaut currently serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as he…

8 years ago

Next Generation NASA/JAXA Global Weather Research Satellite thunders aloft from Japanese Spaceport

GPM Launch Seen From the Tanegashima Space Center A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global…

9 years ago