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Japan's Akatsuki Is Orbiting Venus

The nail-biting maneuver that sent Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft into orbit around Venus this week is being celebrated by NASA scientists, eager to learn more about the atmosphere and climate of Earth's enigmatic sister planet.

JAXA performed an Earth flyby with its asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 on 3 December.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are pleased to announce the United Nations/Japan Cooperation Programme on CubeSat Deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) "KiboCUBE".

Japan's Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station.

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata talks about the Earth from the International Space Station's Cupola.

Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio conduct a session with a pair of bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES.

Koichi Wakata performed a voice communication checkout via Inter-orbit Communication System (ICS) link with Tsukuba Space Center. ICS provides an direct network between the JEM and the Tsukuba Space Center in Japan through JAXA's Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS).

NASA and JAXA have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, which launched Feb. 27.

A stationary camera onboard the International Space Station took this picture of the Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft as it entered Earth's atmosphere on Sept. 7, 2013 subsequently burning up.

NASA and JAXA Launch the GMP Satellite

From the Tanegashima Space Center near the southernmost tip of Japan, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a joint mission to study global measurements of rainfall and snowfall abroad JAXA's H-IIA rocket.

This satellite image shows the heart-shaped Miscanti lake and smaller Miñiques lake in northern Chile.

JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata introducing how food, drinks and clothing for long-duration stay are stowed on the ISS.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 29 January 2014

Today: Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Pump Troubleshooting, Part 2: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wakata used a multimeter to take resistance measurements to determine if there is a short circuit in the power feed path from Power Distribution Box (PDB) TCS1 to the LTL Pump Package.

Analyzing Mt. Kilimanjaro From Orbit

This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 January 2014

Today: Ocular Health (OH) Vision Test: With assistance from ground medical support personnel, Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Hopkins completed a vision test today as part of his Flight Day 120 Ocular Health session that will be completed over multiple days.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 January 2014

Today: Try Zero-Gravity (Try Zero-G) Experiments: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata set up and performed the JAXA Try Zero-G experiments, while video of the activities are recorded with a camcorder.

This image from Japan's ALOS satellite shows part of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, about 500 km north of Adelaide.

A Fresh Tomato In Space

Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata - One fresh tomato for dinner makes us happy in space. It came up with us on Soyuz TMA-11M two weeks ago.

Six days after launching from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, the unpiloted Japanese Kounotori4 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4), met up with The International Space Station.

It has been one month since I assumed the JAXA president's post, and it has surely been a very busy month while I candidly feel that JAXA's splendid intellectual and national properties should become more widely available to people who are not necessarily related to the space field. Now, I really perceive that JAXA has graduated from the technological verification phase that has been a goal of JAXA's assignment in the last 10 years, and entered into the next phase as JAXA has successfully performed 19 consecutive launches of H-IIA and H-IIB launch vehicles combined.

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