Japan wants to dig up the dirt on Martian moons

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

JAXA thinks the mission could launch by 2022. If it gets off the ground, the spacecraft would be the first to land on a Martian moon.

JAXA plans Japans first moon shot in 2018

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

JAXA has said it will use probes to study the possible use of materials on the moon as well as its environment, which could pave the way for future manned missions.

Japan Is Launching An Asteroid Mining Space Program

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

NASA and numerous private space companies have also announced plans for asteroid mining projects.

Japan Plans to Have a Power Plant in Space in a Decade

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Japan, where the Fukushima meltdown heightened the search for safe, sustainable alternative energy, is answering that need by sending a power plant into space.

Low-Cost Launches May Boost Chances For Space Solar Power

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

Like SpaceX, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is conducting research into reusable launch as a way to cut the cost of space launch drastically.