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Jan. 21, 2019 Updated
[HAYABUSA2 PROJECT] Locations on the surface of Ryugu have been named!

Place names for locations on the surface of Ryugu were discussed by Division F (Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature and approved in December 2018. We will introduce the place names and the background to their selection.


[HAYABUSA2 PROJECT] Locations on the surface of Ryugu have been named!

Jan. 18, 2019 Updated
Successfully of Epsilon-4 Launch With The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 Aboard

At 9:50:20 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) January 18, 2019 JAXA launched Epsilon-4, the Fourth Epsilon launch vehicle With The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1.

From the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center. The launch occurred on time. The launch and flight of Epsilon-4 took place normally. Approximately 51 minutes 55 seconds into the flight, the separation of "The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1" proceeded, with confirmation as successful.

Successfully of Epsilon-4 Launch With The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 Aboard

Jan. 16, 2019 Updated
The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 aboard Epsilon-4 launch time decided! Live broadcast from 9:25 a.m. on January 18 (Fri.)

The launch time of the Epsilon-4 with the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 was set for 9:50:20 a.m. on January 18 (Fri.), 2019 (Japan Standard Time.)

JAXA will broadcast a live launch report from the Uchinoura Space Center from 9:25 a.m. on the 18th. You can watch it through the Internet. Please have a look!

The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 aboard Epsilon-4 launch time decided! Live broadcast from 9:25 a.m. on January 18 (Fri.)

Jan. 15, 2019 Updated
The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 launch postponed to Jan. 17 (Fri., JST)

The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 launch postponed to Jan. 18 (Fri., JST)
The launch date of the the Epsilon-4 with the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 has been postponed as unfavorable weather is forecasted. The launch was originally scheduled for January 17. The live broadcast of the launch will also be put off accordingly.

The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 launch postponed to Jan. 17 (Fri., JST)

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