JAXA is developing a small return capsule that can be carried aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI.
This is JAXA's Japanese astronaut activity report for August 2015.
On September 17, 2015, two CubeSats -- SERPENS developed by the University of Brasilia (UnB) and S-CUBE of the Chiba Institute of Technology -- were successfully deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (“Kibo”).
Samples of the protein crystals for the JAXA PCG experiment launched alongside Astronaut Kimiya Yui aboard the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft (43S) on July 23 have completed growth in space and were returned to Earth.
Indonesian youth talked with astronaut Soichi Noguchi through the communication event of Space Science Festival in Bandung, Indonesia
KOUNOTORI5 (HTV5) reentered Earth's atmosphere at 5:33 a.m., September 30 (8:33 p.m., September 29 UTC).
Finalists of the Scientific Writing Competition for high school students in Indonesia, “Clinostat Experiment, Space Simulation on Life Science,” are conducting simulated microgravity experiments for the final competition in October
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