September 19, 2012 Updated
JAXA Aviation Symposium in Nagoya
On Oct. 12, JAXA will hold the "JAXA Aviation Symposium in NAGOYA - Let' talk about environment-friendly aviation technology with the world's top organizations." We invite personnel from major aviation research institutes from around the world as well as foreign and domestic aviation related businesses and organizations to hold lectures and discussions for achieving environment-friendly next generation aviation technology. Participation is free. Please come and join us.
Date and time: 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 12 (Fri.)
Location: Centrair Hall, Central Japan International Airport
* English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation service is available.
September 14, 2012 Updated
KOUNOTORI3 completed its mission with re-entry!
The KOUNOTORI3 (HTV3, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) left the ISS on Sept. 13 and re-entered the atmosphere at 2:27 p.m. on Sept. 14 (Japan Standard Time.)
The KOUNOTORI 3 successfully achieved its mission of taking cargo to the ISS, then completed all its tasks over about 56 days.
We would like to send our sincere appreciation to all of you who have been supporting the KOUNOTORI project.
September 11, 2012 Updated
KOUNOTORI3 departure and re-entry live report!
The H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI3” (HTV3,a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) will leave from the ISS at around 0:50 a.m. on Sept. 13 (Japan Standard Time, all the following dates and time are JST,) and will re-enter the atmosphere at around 2:24 p.m. on Sept. 14.
JAXA will offer a live report of its departure from the ISS from 0:20 a.m. on the 13th (Thu.), then a live scene of the HTV operation room at the time of its re-entry from 1:45 p.m. on the 14th (Fri.) through the Internet. Please do not miss the footage!
September 6, 2012 Updated
Astronaut Hoshide completes extravehicular mission
Astronaut Hoshide went out for his second spacewalk from 8:06 p.m. on Sept. 5 (Japan Standard Time) to finish the work following the first one on Aug. 30. With Astronaut Suni Williams, he completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBS), which was suspended during the first extravehicular activity. They also replaced a camera and light on the International Space Station's robotic arm and completed their spacewalk at 2:34 a.m. on Sept. 6 (JST).