Space program of Japan

2017-07-28T23:16:38+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Space Station Freedom, Ōsumi (satellite), Advanced Land Observation Satellite, Suzaku (satellite), M-V, HOPE-X, SELENE, Hayabusa, Sakigake, Akatsuki (spacecraft), Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, Hiten, BSAT-3a, Hinode, List of Solar System probes, Nozomi (spacecraft), BepiColombo, Akari (satellite), Hitomi (satellite), Kankoh-maru, ETS-VIII, Suisei (spacecraft), Lambda 4S, IKAROS, Reusable Vehicle Testing, Kakuda Space Center, Noshiro Rocket Testing Center, Hideo Shima, JSAT Corporation, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Epsilon (rocket), Hisaki (satellite), Japan Spaceguard Association, Chofu Aerospace Center, Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Pencil Rocket flashcards Space program of Japan
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  • Space Station Freedom
    Space Station Freedom was a NASA project to construct a permanently manned Earth-orbiting space station in the 1980s.
  • Ōsumi (satellite)
    Ōsumi (or Ohsumi) is the name of the first Japanese satellite put into orbit, named after the Ōsumi Province in the southern islands of Japan.
  • Advanced Land Observation Satellite
    Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS), also called Daichi, is a 4-ton Japanese satellite launched in 2006.
  • Suzaku (satellite)
    Suzaku (formerly ASTRO-EII) was an X-ray astronomy satellite developed jointly by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science at JAXA to probe high energy X-ray sources, such as supernova explosions, black holes and galactic clusters.
  • M-V
    The M-V rocket, also called M-5 or Mu-5, was a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.
  • HOPE-X
    HOPE was a Japanese experimental spaceplane project designed by a partnership between NASDA and NAL (both now part of JAXA), started in the 1980s.
  • 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
    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.
  • Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite
    The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite or GOSAT, also known as Ibuki (いぶき Ibuki, meaning "breath" or "Vitality" 1. * REDIRECT * From a page move: This is a redirect from a page that has been moved (renamed). This page was kept as a redirect to avoid breaking links, both internal and external, that may have been made to the old page name. in Japanese), is an Earth observation satellite and the world's first satellite dedicated to greenhouse-gas-monitoring.
  • 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.
  • BSAT-3a
    BSAT-3a, is a geostationary communications satellite operated by B-SAT which was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin on the A2100 platform.
  • Hinode
    Hinode (/ˈhiːnoʊdeɪ/; Japanese: ひので, IPA: [çinode], Sunrise), formerly Solar-B, is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Solar mission with United States and United Kingdom collaboration.
  • List of Solar System probes
    This is a list of all space probes that have left Earth orbit (or were launched with that intention but failed), organized by their planned destination.
  • 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.
  • Akari (satellite)
    Akari (ASTRO-F) is an infrared astronomy satellite developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in cooperation with institutes of Europe and Korea.
  • Hitomi (satellite)
    Hitomi (Japanese: ひとみ), also known as ASTRO-H and New X-ray Telescope (NeXT), was an X-ray astronomy satellite commissioned by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for studying extremely energetic processes in the Universe.
  • Kankoh-maru
    The Kankoh-maru (観光丸 Kankōmaru) is the name of a proposed vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL), single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO), reusable launch system (rocket-powered spacecraft).
  • ETS-VIII
    JAXA Engineering Test Satellite ETS-VIII (Kiku 8) is the eighth technology test satellite in a series which started with ETS-1 in 1975 by NASDA.
  • 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).
  • Lambda 4S
    The Lambda 4S or L-4S was an experimental Japanese expendable carrier rocket.
  • IKAROS
    IKAROS (Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) experimental spacecraft.
  • Reusable Vehicle Testing
    The Reusable Vehicle Testing (RVT) project was conducted by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) from 1998 until 2003.
  • Kakuda Space Center
    Kakuda Space Center (角田宇宙センター Kakuda Uchu Sentaa) is a facility of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), located in the city of Kakuda in Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, specializing in the development and testing of rocket engines and space propulsion systems.
  • Noshiro Rocket Testing Center
    The Noshiro Rocket Testing Center (能代ロケット実験場 Noshiro Roketto Jikkenjo)| is a facility of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the city of Noshiro in Akita Prefecture, Japan.
  • Hideo Shima
    Hideo Shima (島 秀雄 Shima Hideo, 20 May 1901 – 18 March 1998) was a Japanese engineer and the driving force behind the building of the first bullet train (Shinkansen).
  • JSAT Corporation
    JSAT Corporation (JSAT) was the first private Japanese satellite operator, which owned the JSAT satellites, as well as operated and partially owned the N-Star with NTT DoCoMo.
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (情報通信研究機構 Jōhō Tsūshin Kenkyū Kikō, NICT) is Japan's primary national research institute for information and communications.
  • Epsilon (rocket)
    The Epsilon rocket (イプシロンロケット Ipushiron roketto) (formerly Advanced Solid Rocket) is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.
  • Hisaki (satellite)
    Hisaki, also known as the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) is a Japanese ultraviolet astronomy satellite operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • Japan Spaceguard Association
    The Japan Spaceguard Association (日本スペースガード協会 nihon supēsugādo kyōkai, abbreviated JSGA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Chofu Aerospace Center
    Chōfu Aerospace Center (調布航空宇宙センター Chōfu Kōkū-uchū senta) is the headquarters and main development facility for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • Yoshinobu Launch Complex
    The Yoshinobu Launch Complex, also known as Launch Area Y, Area Y or LA-Y, is a launch complex at the Tanegashima Space Centre, located on Tanegashima, the Japanese island located 115 km south of Kyūshū.
  • Pencil Rocket
    The Pencil Rocket was developed for the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).