JAXA Current Affairs, GK & News

Gateway Treaty

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency recently signed a historic agreement under which Canada is to be a part of the Lunar Gateway Space Station. Canada will contribute a new robotic arm called “Canadarm3”. Also, a Canadian is to be a part of the Artemis II mission. Artemis II is the first crewed mission to ..

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Hayabusa2 Spacecraft of Japan: Key Facts

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft of Japan is nearing the earth after a yearlong journey from asteroid Ryugu. The asteroid is located at a distance of about 300 million kilometres from the Earth. The spacecraft is to reach the earth in Southern Australia on December 6, 2020 carrying precious samples from the asteroid . The entire operation ..

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Hayabusa2: Japanese spacecraft starts year-long journey home from asteroid

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 probe is heading back to earth from its mission of collecting samples from an asteroid called Ryugu, about 300 million kilometres from Earth. The unmanned probe ‘Hayabusa 2’, named after a falcon is scheduled to return to Earth by the end of 2020. Why Asteroid? Asteroids are believed ..

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Japan launchs world’s biggest transport space ship for space station

Japan has successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft “Kounotori8” towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Tanegashima Space Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in southwestern Japan. The acronym ‘Kounotori8’ stands for “white stork” in Japanese & intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

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Fedor: The Robot

The FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) robot is the humanoid robot sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on a planned two-week mission to support the crew and test its skills. How will it work? The FEDOR will be operated manually by ISS astronauts wearing robotic exoskeleton suits. The robot mirrors their movements. This ..

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