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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is the Japanese national aerospace and space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. Its motto is One JAXA and its corporate slogan is Explore to Realize.
  • History 

  • Organization 

  • Rockets 

  • Successes 

  • Launch development 

  • Lunar and interplanetary missions 

  • Astronomy program 

  • Communication, positioning and technology tests 

  • Earth observation programme 

  • Other JAXA satellites currently in use 

  • Completed missions 

  • Future missions 

  • Human space program 

  • Supersonic aircraft development 

  • Reusable launch vehicles 

  • Other space agencies in Japan