This site introduces operational and maintenance status of Misasa Deep Space Station (MDSS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
"GREAT2" is GRound station for deep space Exploration And Telecommunication Phase2.
News (August 3, 2021)
MDSS is tracking "HAYABUSA2" of JAXA, MPO(Mercury Planetary Orbiter) of ESA and JUNO of NASA.
Oprerational status of "HAYABUSA2"
- GREAT project dissolved as of June 1st, 2021. At the same date GREAT2 project started in Space Tracking and Communications Center.
- Then purpose of GREAT2 project is as follows.
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- Improvement of the reliability and stability of the MDSS station (redundant system, spare parts, emergency power generation equipment)
- Add functions to support future spacecrafts (EQUULEUS, MMX, DESTINY+ and so on).
- We are planning to install NAS batteries to secure power in the event of a disaster from September 2021 to September 2022. The foundation work for it will be carried out in 2021.
Misasa Deep Space Station does not accept tours. When viewing the antenna from the road side, please use the parking lot for visitors.