TOKYO – A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said.
Seven small satellites launched aboard a Japanese Epsilon rocket Friday, including a diverse suite of tech demo payloads and a spacecraft designed to create an artificial meteor shower next year that developers say should be visible with the naked eye.
This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give skywatchers a chance to see the moon turn a dull red as it slips into Earth's shadow.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The space agencies of the United States and China are coordinating efforts on Moon exploration, NASA said Friday, as it navigates a strict legal framework aimed at protecting national security and preventing technology transfer to …
A Japanese company plans to stage the world's first artificial meteor shower after a rocket carrying its technology was launched into space.
Japan conducted its first launch of 2019 Friday, using the small Epsilon rocket to launch seven satellites, including the RAPIS-1 technology demonstration mission, into orbit.
Joint research aims to develop lunar and Martian programs in the future. Chinese and Russian scientists will work together to explore water and ice on the moon, according to a Russian scientist.
It turned out to be the little sprout that couldn't. The vaunted cotton seeds that on Tuesday China said had defied the odds to sprout on the moon – albeit inside a controlled environment – have died.
Japan launched seven spacecraft to Earth orbit today (Jan. 17), including a little satellite designed to create dazzling artificial meteor showers.