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JAXA: End of mission for PR rainfall observation radar on TRMM

TRMM Precipitation Radar image of tropical cyclone

The operation of the Precipitation Radar (PR) on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was completed on 7 October 2014, as the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA annou

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Wed, 22/10/2014 - 13:02

UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER and its partners aim at the disaster risk reduction community

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together sinc

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:56

Japan: High resolution satellite Himawari-8 launched

Himawari-8 was launched on 7 October 2014 from Tanegashima Space Centre

On 7 October 2014 the Japan Meteorological Agency announced the successful launch of the geostationary meteorological satellite “H

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Thu, 09/10/2014 - 09:43
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31.5966
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130.557

Disaster Risk Reduction: On the way to WCDRR

The upcoming Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 is expected to bring together more than 6,000 stakeholders

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Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:05

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAVA)

On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) were merged

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35.6895
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139.692

Japanese microsatellites begin transmission of images

Image of the countryside of France, captured by Hodoyoshi-4 on 1 August 2014

Two Japanese microsatellites, developed by the University of Tokyo, have begun transmitting Earth Observation images.

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Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:18

Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31
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36.2048
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138.253

Tracking Supertyphoon Neoguri from Space

Super typhoon Neoguri seen from space.

In early July 2014, Super Typhoon Neoguri has been heavily affecting Japan. Neoguri developed from tropical storm into a super typhoon over the first week of July.

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 17:33
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36.2048
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138.253

Japan: First Images of Daichi-2 released

Aerial view of Nishinoshima island, part of the Ogasawara Islands.

On 24 May 2014, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched their Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "Daichi-2" (ALOS-2) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:48
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27.2462
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140.876

Japanese satellites launched for environmental monitoring around nuclear plants

Chernobyl seen from Space in 2009

Japan has launched two Earth Observation satellites last week to monitor environmental damage near the damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials said.

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Tue, 24/06/2014 - 07:08
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37.7272
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140.984