JAXA

Japan Tests Robotic Earth-Moving Equipment in a Simulated Lunar Jobsite

JAXA has partnered with the Kajima Corporation to develop autonomous construction technology to build on the Moon!

6 months ago

The Solar Wind Whistles as it Passes Mercury

The Mercury , part of the BepiColombo International Mercury Exploration Project, has revealed some interesting things about Mercury's magnetosphere.

7 months ago

Crew-7 Reaches the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew-7, the next group of four astronauts, are now on board the International Space Station, and this diverse crew…

9 months ago

Germany is Building a Tiny Rover That Will Roam the Surface of Phobos

Japan's Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) will include a Phobos exploration rover provided by the French and German space agencies.

11 months ago

Asteroid Ryugu Contains Niacin (aka Vitamin B3)

In December 2020, JAXA’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft delivered a pristine sample of otherworldly dust and rock from asteroid Ryugu to Earth.…

1 year ago

JAXA’s Ambitious Mission to Phobos Will Even Have European-Built Rover

Japan and Germany have a history of collaboration in scientific and technological endeavours. The countries have a Joint Committee on…

2 years ago

Were Phobos and Deimos Once a Single Martian Moon That Split up? Not Likely, says New Study

A new study has cast doubt on the theory that Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos were once a single moon…

2 years ago

Samples of Asteroid Ryugu Contain More Than 20 Amino Acids

The samples obtained by Hayabusa2 have revealed that the Near Earth Asteroid Ryugu contains 20 strains of amino acids -…

2 years ago

Japan’s Upcoming Mission Will Use a Vacuum to Get its Sample From Phobos

JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, is carving out a niche for itself in sample-return missions. Their Hayabusa mission was…

2 years ago

ESA Gives Green Light on its Comet Interceptor Mission

Comets, with their long, beautiful, bright tails of ice, are some of the most spectacular sightings in the night sky.…

2 years ago