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Japan to develop successor to X-ray satellite

  • August 2, 2016
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported that a Cabinet Office taskforce on Monday approved JAXA’s plan to develop a new X-ray astronomy satellite to replace the ASTRO-H (“Hitomi”) satellite that was lost in space only two months after its launch in February. According to the article, JAXA officials told the panel yesterday that international expectations for Japan to launch a new satellite are high within the international community and that the U.S. and other foreign partners are eager to offer cooperation. The Education Ministry is expected to earmark funds for the satellite’s development in its FY2017 budget.


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