Japan's scientific and technological capabilities have declined since that inspiring experience. It's not too late to build again on what the Hayabusa achieved.
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.
The Tottori Sand Dunes share similarities with some areas of the moon, making them an ideal testing site for lunar rovers and other technologies.
Despite its failure, OMOTENASHI has provided a valuable experience for young researchers and will serve as a foundation for Japan's future space development.
Tech policy developments including export control, space, and cyber cooperation suggest 2023 will be busy for US-Japan science and technology relations.
Fumio Kishida finished his tour of G7 countries with a colorful climax at the headquarters of the space mission, despite President Biden's domestic problems.
The world's smallest spacecraft, OMOTENASHI, is packed with the dreams and technology of researchers who have persisted in aiming for the moon.
NASA and its partners, including Japan’s JAXA, expect to land on the moon and begin full-scale exploration, including searching for water, in the late 2020s.
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The adventure and technology is super-exciting. We reveal why Japan is determined to keep its place as one the world’s top space powers. Here are some...
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavor, using a reusable transporter capsule and rocket for the first time, will stay on the International Space Station for six months.
Universities and private companies are looking into reproducing gravity, preparing parks and rivers, and cultivating vegetables on the Red Planet.