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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. The images are available via Facebook and YouTube.

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Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:18
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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 launched in September 2010.

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Tue, 29/07/2014 - 11:31

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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

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 17:33

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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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Thu, 07/03/2014

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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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New study: Predicting Earthquakes with GNSS data

Destruction caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011

A new study conducted by experts of the Japan Earthquake Science Exploration Agency (JESEA) shows that Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals can effectively be used as a means of earthquake prediction using the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake as a case study.

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Fri, 30/05/2014 - 13:00

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Japan: JAXA successfully launched new mapping satellite Daichi-2

The launch of ALOS-2 on 24 May was broadcast live via Youtube

On 24 May 2014, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA successfully launched their new mapping satellite Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2). The satellite was launched onboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) from Tanegashima Space Center.

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Mon, 26/05/2014 - 08:09

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GPM Core Observatory: First Images from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall satellite

Satellite Photo from NASA and JAXA GPM satellite

The joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory was launched, as UN-SPIDER reported, on 27 February 2014.

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Wed, 26/03/2014 - 10:07

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Wed, 03/26/2014

Japan: Preparing for launch of ALOS-2

ALOS-2 be capable of observing day and night

Japan's next generation Earth Observation satellite ALOS-2 will be launched from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center on 24 May 2014. It will be carried by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24.

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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:31

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Thu, 03/20/2014

Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The 3rd World Conference on

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14/03/2015 to 18/03/2015

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Sendai

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  • Japan

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