Japanese space probes

2017-07-30T02:19:32+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true SPICA (spacecraft), SELENE, Hayabusa 2, Hayabusa, Sakigake, Akatsuki (spacecraft), Hiten, Nozomi (spacecraft), BepiColombo, Suisei (spacecraft), IKAROS, Himawari 9, Himawari 8, PROCYON, SELENE-2, Shin'en (spacecraft), Lunar-A, Jupiter Magnetospheric Orbiter, Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, Jupiter and Trojan Asteroid Explorer, MELOS flashcards Japanese space probes
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  • SPICA (spacecraft)
    The Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA), initially called HII/L2 after the launch vehicle and orbit, is a proposed infrared space telescope, follow-on to the successful AKARI spacecraft.
  • SELENE
    SELENE (/ˈsɛlᵻniː/; Selenological and Engineering Explorer), better known in Japan by its nickname Kaguya (かぐや), was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft following the Hiten probe.
  • Hayabusa 2
    Hayabusa 2 is an asteroid sample return mission operated by the Japanese space agency, JAXA.
  • Hayabusa
    Hayabusa (はやぶさ, literally "Peregrine Falcon") was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa to Earth for further analysis.
  • Sakigake
    Sakigake (さきがけ lit. "pioneer" or "pathfinder"), known before launch as MS-T5, was Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft, and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the USA or the Soviet Union.
  • Akatsuki (spacecraft)
    Akatsuki (あかつき, 暁, "Dawn"), also known as the Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO) and Planet-C, is a Japanese (JAXA) space probe tasked to study the atmosphere of Venus.
  • Hiten
    The Hiten Spacecraft (ひてん, Japanese pronunciation: [hiteɴ]), given the English name Celestial Maiden and known before launch as MUSES-A (Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft A), part of the MUSES Program, was built by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of Japan and launched on January 24, 1990.
  • Nozomi (spacecraft)
    Nozomi (のぞみ) (Japanese for "Wish" or "Hope," and known before launch as Planet-B) was a planned and launched Mars-orbiting aeronomy probe.
  • BepiColombo
    BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) to the planet Mercury.
  • Suisei (spacecraft)
    Suisei (すいせい; Japanese for Comet), originally known as Planet-A, was an unmanned space probe developed by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (now part of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA).
  • IKAROS
    IKAROS (Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) experimental spacecraft.
  • Himawari 9
    Himawari 9 is a Japanese weather satellite, the 9th of the Himawari geostationary weather satellite operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • Himawari 8
    Himawari 8 (ひまわり8号) is a Japanese weather satellite, the 8th of the Himawari geostationary weather satellites operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • PROCYON
    PROCYON (Proximate Object Close flyby with Optical Navigation) is an asteroid flyby space probe that was launched together with Hayabusa 2 on 4 December 2014 13:22:04 (JST).
  • SELENE-2
    SELENE-2 /ˈsɛlᵻniː/, or the Selenological and Engineering Explorer 2, is a planned Japanese robotic spacecraft to the Moon that will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover.
  • Shin'en (spacecraft)
    Shin'en, known before launch as UNITEC-1 or UNISEC Technology Experiment Carrier 1, is a Japanese student spacecraft which was intended to make a flyby of Venus in order to study the effects of interplanetary spaceflight on spacecraft computers.
  • Lunar-A
    LUNAR-A is a cancelled Japanese spacecraft project that was originally scheduled to be launched in August 2004.
  • Jupiter Magnetospheric Orbiter
    The Jupiter Magnetospheric Orbiter (木星磁気圏オービター, JMO) is a cancelled space probe proposed by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), to undertake detailed in situ studies of the magnetosphere of Jupiter as a template for an astrophysical magnetised disk.
  • Smart Lander for Investigating Moon
    Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a lunar lander being developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • Jupiter and Trojan Asteroid Explorer
    The Jupiter and Trojan Asteroid Explorer is a cancelled Japanese JAXA mission that was proposed to have flown with the also cancelled Jupiter Magnetospheric Orbiter (JMO).
  • MELOS
    MELOS (Mars Exploration of Life-Organism Search) is a Japanese rover mission concept under study for an engineering demonstration of precision landing, and to look for possible biosignatures on Mars using a rover.