JAXA Current Affairs, GK & News

NASA receives first Sample of Asteroid Ryugu

American Space Agency, NASA, has received its first sample of asteroid Ryugu that returned to Earth in December 2020 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft. Highlights Samples from asteroid Ryugu is one of the first samples to leave Japan for preliminary investigation. Mike Zolensky was one of the first scientists to examine these ..

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OSIRIS-REx: NASA Spacecraft starts journey to Earth

The NASA Spacecraft called the “Osiris-Rex” has started a two year long journey back to the earth. The spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu in 2018. It then spent two years flying around it and collected rubbles. Rubbles are rough fragments of brick, stones. About the OSIRIS-Rex The mission was launched to study asteroid Bennu. The mission ..

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Luna 25: Russian Moon mission

The Roscosmos is to launch Luna 25 by October 2021. The Roscosmos is the State Space Corporation of Russia that is responsible for space flights, aerospace research and cosmonautics programmes. About Luna 25 The Mission will carry a lander. The primary objective of Luna 25 is to prove landing technology. It is to carry thirty ..

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NASA to launch SpaceX Crew 2

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on World Earth Day (April 22). NASA is to launch the mission along with SpaceX. About SpaceX Crew 2 It is the second crewed operational flight of Crew Dragon Spacecraft. The mission will transport four scientists to the International ..

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ISRO- JAXA review cooperation on Lunar polar exploration

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reviewed their cooperation, on March 11, 2021, in the space arena including the earth observation, lunar cooperation and satellite navigation. Highlights The space agencies from both the countries also agreed to explore the opportunities regarding the cooperation in “space situational awareness and professional ..

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