Mission Websites

Check these sites for more information about each mission, mission news and updates! (This list focusses on missions covered in the ‘Cosmos’ blog. For a complete list, please see the ISAS website.)

Overview of ISAS missions (.pdf). Created July 2018.

Hayabusa2: Sample return mission from asteroid Ryugu.
日本語 & EN

Akatsuki: Venus orbiter studying the planet’s atmosphere.
日本語 & EN

BepiColombo: Joint mission with the ESA to Mercury.
日本語 & EN

Martian Moon eXploration (MMX) mission: future sample return mission to the moons of Mars.
日本語 & EN (and associated news blog: also bilingual.)

X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM): future X-ray space observatory to study the high energy Universe. 
日本語 & EN

SELENE (Kaguya): Lunar orbiter mission from 2007 – 2009.
日本語 & EN

  • SELENE data archive (for researchers): 日本語 & EN
  • Kaguya 3D Moon Nav (explore the Moon in 3D with Kaguya data): 本語 & EN

JAXA Space Exploration Center (JSEC) 日本語 & EN
For international collaborative missions for human exploration to the Moon and deep space.

Data ARchives and Transmission System (DARTS): Open space science data archive. 日本語 & EN