Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
Akatsuki nearly didn't make it, but it's already shedding light on our nearest planetary neighbor.
Japan is trying to rescue its tumbling X-ray satellite
Amateur video shows the satellite spinning through space.
Japan's most powerful X-ray satellite went incommunicado
JAXA is still trying to find out what happened to Hitomi.
Japan's X-ray satellite Astro-H will soon blast off to space
It's JAXA's most powerful x-ray observatory yet.
Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit
It's been circling the sun since its failed attempt in 2010.
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.
Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019
Japan wants to be taken seriously when it comes to space travel and so plans to land a vessel on the moon, within 100 meters of the original moon-landing site.
Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space
The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken...
Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon
On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket...