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September 14, 2013

Launch Result of Epsilon-1 with SPRINT-A aboard

JAXA would like to announce that we have set the launch date and time of the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard as follows.

Scheduled launch day: September 14 (Saturday), 2013
Scheduled launch time: 1:45:00 p.m.

JAXA will broadcast a live launch report from the Uchinoura Space Center from 1:25 p.m. on the day. You can watch it through the Internet.
Please send your support message for the launch on the special website, or tweet it including #Epsilon JAXA.

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The Forefront of Space Science


April 14, 2014

Exploring the Interior of the Moon and Mars with Seismometers


Seismic observation is an effective method to study the internal structure of celestial bodies. The seismic observations of the Moon and Mars are expected to bring important knowledge on the solar system, but many difficult challenges remain including the development and deployment of suitable seismometers. This article introduces the current R&D status of seismic observations on the Moon and Mars.

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March 14, 2014

Application for the JAXA International Top Young Fellowship in 2014

JAXA seeks for talented and motivated researchers who are willing to apply for the ITYF.
Deadline:May 30, 2014