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This is the Smallest Rocket to put a satellite in orbit

Uchinoura Space Centre – Japan On Feb. 3rd 2018 JAXA launched the SS-520 rocket carrying the Tricom-1R satellite into orbit. This is the smallest rocket in history to carry and deploy a satellite in orbit. SS-520 Specifications: Height – 31 feet (9.54 … Continue reading

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Japan launches new solid fuel rocket

Japan has placed the ERG satellite into orbit on December 20th using a new 3 stage solid fuel rocket called the Epsilon Launch Vehicle. “JAXA successfully launched the second Epsilon Launch Vehicle with Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace … Continue reading

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Hayabusa 2 Launch

Beautiful Hayabusa 2 launch from Tanegashima Space Center. More about Hayabusa 2: “Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” is a successor of “Hayabusa” (MUSES-C), which revealed several new technologies and returned to Earth in June 2010. While establishing a new navigation method using ion … Continue reading

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Robots in Space: The Kibo Robot Project

This summer JAXA (Japanese Space Agency) plans to launch two adorable robots into space and have them visit the ISS. The two robots, Kirobo and his backup Mirata, are currently scheduled to launch on August  4th on a JAXA mission … Continue reading

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