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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

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

NASA/JAXA Precipitation Measurement Satellite ‘GO’ for Feb. 27 Launch – Watch Live Here on NASA TV

Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory and Partner Satellites. GPM is slated to launch on Feb. 27 from Japan. Credit:…

9 years ago

Powerful New Next-Gen US/Japan GPM Satellite to Revolutionize Global Precipitation Observations and Climate Science Research

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MARYLAND - Weather researchers and forecasters worldwide are gushing with excitement in the final days…

9 years ago

Japan blasts the White Stork Kounotori to Space Station

[/caption] A Japanese rocket successfully blasted off early this morning (Jan. 22) on a vital mission bound for the International…

12 years ago