JAXA: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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.

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 ..

Ravana-1 Launched into Orbit

Ravana-1 which is the first satellite of Sri Lanka was successfully launched into orbit from International Space Station. Ravana-1 Ravana-1 has been designed by two Sri Lankan engineers studying space engineering at Japan s Kyushu Institute of Technology. The satellite is expected to fulfil five missions which include capturing of pictures of Sri Lanka and ..

India Plans to build its own Space Station

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled its plan to build its own space station in low earth orbit to conduct microgravity experiments in space in 5 to 7 years. Indian Space Station The proposed Indian Space Station would be smaller than the existing International Space Station (ISS). While the ISS weighs 420 tonnes, ..

BepiColombo completes its near Earth commissioning phase

The ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) BepiColombo mission has successfully completed a series of test. It has completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury. It is a joint mission of ..