After the successful H2A rocket launch, Japan hopes to achieve a high-precision landing using technology that could also apply to future manned Mars missions.
With the succesful launch of its SLIM lunar lander, Japan could become the fifth country to achieve a lunar landing, and it carried two different payloads.
Lunar robot SORA-Q incorporates ideas drawn from toy development, enabling it to maneuver in two distinct modes during locomotion on the surface of the moon.
Autonomous robots could play a crucial role in constructing a lunar base, which would be indispensable for sustaining human activity.
Popular names such as Beyblade and Tamagotchi brought new toys and state-of-the-art designs to the floor of the International Tokyo Toy Show in Koto ward.
Look beyond the lunar lander failure. It is ventures like ispace embracing bold challenges that drive the advancement of science and technology.
Samples collected from asteroid Ryugu by Hayabusa2 contain RNA base uracil and remnants of liquid water — shedding light on the origins of life.
JAXA should make the recruitment intervals for new astronauts in its manned space exploration program shorter and more regular.
The H3 rocket being developed by JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is at the frontier of commercially available space technology.
Despite its failure, OMOTENASHI has provided a valuable experience for young researchers and will serve as a foundation for Japan's future space development.
But, before that, a thorough investigation into what caused the last-minute glitch of the H3 rocket must be conducted by JAXA.
With a revolutionary design concept based on cost-efficiency, JAXA's H3 rocket aims to bring Japan to the forefront of the growing global space industry.