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First all-woman spacewalk starting 5.20 pm today: What will Koch and Meir do on the historic mission?
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First all-woman spacewalk starting 5.20 pm today: What will Koch and Meir do on the historic mission?

The mission marks the first time after 220 spacewalks that two women astronauts will embark on such a mission.

First all-woman spacewalk: How to watch the historic mission live starting 4 pm today
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First all-woman spacewalk: How to watch the historic mission live starting 4 pm today

The mission marks the first time after 220 spacewalks that two women astronauts will embark on such a mission.

To the Moon & back: Future missions planned by various countries to our natural satellite
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To the Moon & back: Future missions planned by various countries to our natural satellite

Even with all the progress we've made in space exploration, something's always taking us back to our natural satellite.

Japan's Hayabusa2 to drop an explosive on an asteroid to study its history
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Japan's Hayabusa2 to drop an explosive on an asteroid to study its history

Hayabusa2 is scheduled to leave the asteroid at the end of 2019 and bring underground samples.

Toyota, JAXA to develop lunar rover that runs on fuel cell tech for 2029 mission
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Toyota, JAXA to develop lunar rover that runs on fuel cell tech for 2029 mission

The manned rover could be a crucial part of a future international space probe program.

Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe to finally land, starting mining asteroid Ryugu on 22 Feb
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Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe to finally land, starting mining asteroid Ryugu on 22 Feb

Hayabusa-2 is approaching the milestone 3 years after it left Earth for the diamond-shaped asteroid.

Shooting stars 'on demand' experiment blasts into space carrying artificial meteors
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Shooting stars 'on demand' experiment blasts into space carrying artificial meteors

The satellite releases tiny balls that glow as they hurtle through the atmosphere like a meteor shower.

Japan launches Arab satellite to monitor methane and other greenhouse gases
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Japan launches Arab satellite to monitor methane and other greenhouse gases

Five other smaller satellites are scheduled to be released from the Japanese rocket.

Asteroid Ryugu's rubbly surface gets captured in close-ups by two jumping rovers
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Asteroid Ryugu's rubbly surface gets captured in close-ups by two jumping rovers

The rovers, each about the size of a circular cookie tin, don’t have wheels but jump around the asteroid.

Japan launches surveillance satellite using H-2A rocket to monitor North Korea's military installations
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Japan launches surveillance satellite using H-2A rocket to monitor North Korea's military installations

Japan on Tuesday launched a surveillance satellite to monitor North Korea's military installations and take pictures of areas affected by natural disasters

Japan launches world's smallest rocket with the ability to put micro-satellite into orbit
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Japan launches world's smallest rocket with the ability to put micro-satellite into orbit

The rocket, an improved version of JAXA's SS-520, was carrying a micro-satellite weighing three kilograms and was developed by the University of Tokyo.

Japan successfully launches a new Earth observation satellite with X-band radar for capturing high-res terrain images
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Japan successfully launches a new Earth observation satellite with X-band radar for capturing high-res terrain images

ASNARO-2, satellite developed by Japanese tech firm NEC, will perform Earth-observation tasks for five years from its orbit at an altitude of about 500 km

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan blast off for the International Space Station
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Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan blast off for the International Space Station

A trio of US and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.

Indian and Japanese space agencies could soon start working towards a joint lunar mission
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Indian and Japanese space agencies could soon start working towards a joint lunar mission

India had launched its first lunar probe in 2008 through Chandrayaan-1, and is now gearing up for its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 in March next year.

National space agencies of Asia-Pacific countries look to develop satellites in collaboration
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National space agencies of Asia-Pacific countries look to develop satellites in collaboration

CubeSats are the light-weight satellites, weighing no more than 1.33kg per unit, that can be used for scientific research, earth observation etc.

Japan succesfully launches satellites to improve its GPS and communications services during disasters
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Japan succesfully launches satellites to improve its GPS and communications services during disasters

This is the second system that Japan launches as part of its Quasi-Zenith Satellite Systems, which operate at an altitude of between 33,000 and 39,000 kilometre above the earth.

Scientists observe for the first time, winds and cloud patterns on the night side of Venus
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Scientists observe for the first time, winds and cloud patterns on the night side of Venus

The team used the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft to observe the clouds in the infrared.

Japan launches satellite to improve the precision of the global positioning system
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Japan launches satellite to improve the precision of the global positioning system

Japan on Saturday put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.

Japan launches new satellite to improve communications and GPS accuracy
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Japan launches new satellite to improve communications and GPS accuracy

Japan launched the latest version of the H-IIA rocket with the Michibiki 2 communications satellite on board from the Tanegashima Island space centre.

Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space
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Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space

Japan has launched the world's first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" toward the International Space Station.