30 (H-2A F30) with the X-ray astronomy satellite
"ASTRO-H" onboard on Feb.
KAGOSHIMA, Japan - The launch of Japan's X-ray astronomy satellite
ASTRO-E2 on the M-5-6 rocket was postponed from Wednesday to Friday or later due to bad weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
Fomalhaut has been a candidate for planet hunting ever since an excess of dust was discovered around the star in the early 1980s by the US- UK-Dutch Infrared Astronomy Satellite
That year, NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite
detected a larger-than-expected infrared signal from the star's vicinity.
These include such recently-launched spacecraft as the Fermi/GLAST astronomy satellite
for NASA, the C/NOFS space weather satellite for the Air Force, the GeoEye-1 commercial imaging satellite for GeoEye, Inc.
Of all the observatories that will cast their eyes on the moon this July 31, the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
has the best chance of detecting a water plume, says Goldstein.
Their equipment was responsible for detecting water on Mars using the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
(SWAS) during a Small Explorer mission, and their radar technology is built into Mercedes' auto collision warning systems.
Nikon has been collaborating in the development of many satellites and space probes including the land observing satellite DAICHI (launched in January 2006), the infrared astronomy satellite
AKARI (launched in February 2006), and the Venus climate orbiter AKATSUKI (launched in May 2010).
This week, he and his collaborators had hoped they would finally be celebrating the launch of their $60 million Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
GMI's design is based on successful microwave sensorsbuilt previously by Ball Aerospace including the ShuttleRadar Topography Mission (SRTM), Spaceborne ImagingRadar-C (SIR-C), GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) and theSubmillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
Carried aloft by a Pegasus rocket, NASA's Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
(SWAS) is expected to record the distribution of water, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in dense molecular clouds that lie within 3,000 light-years of Earth, including those within the constellations Orion, Taurus, Ophiuchi, and Perseus.
Suzaku (Japanese for "red bird of the south") is the fifth Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite
Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
(SWAS) will chart the distribution and abundance of water vapor, molecular oxygen, carbon, and carbon monoxide in any large stellar nursery within 3,000 light-years of Earth.
In Phase I, EPIR demonstrated that MCT is the best material known for the manufacture of X-ray calorimeters; now, in Phase II, EPIR will fabricate X-ray calorimeters that NASA intends to fly on upcoming NASA missions, including Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG), an international high-energy astrophysics observatory being built under the leadership of the Russian Space Research Institute, and NeXT, the New X-ray Telescope project, a next-generation X-ray astronomy satellite
that the Japanese X-ray astronomy group has proposed, if the NASA proposals for those missions are accepted.
In 1983, NASA's Infrared Astronomy Satellite
revealed that Arp 220 is one of the brightest of about a dozen galaxies that emit most of their light in the infrared.