Tag: observatory

ESO Signs Contract for World’s Largest Telescope

ESO Signs Contract for World’s Largest Telescope

  Whenever possible, Innerspace likes to end the work week with an another in the steady stream of image releases from the European Southern Observatory, which operates a series of ground based facilities in Chile’s Atacama desert. Earlier this week, ESO issued an organizational announcement which means the images are only going to keep getting […]

Japan’s Astro-H X-Ray Observatory Goes Dark (Update – Breaks Up)

Japan’s Astro-H X-Ray Observatory Goes Dark (Update – Breaks Up)

Update: The U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Space Operations Center has indicated that Astro-H has broken up. Update: Analysis shows ASTRO H breakup occurred 26Mar @ 0142z+/- 11mins. JSpOC confirmed breakup @ 0820z. @JAXA_en @SpaceTrackOrg — JSpOC (@JointSpaceOps) March 28, 2016 Original story: The Japanese Space Agency, JAXA has lost communications with the Astro-H X-ray astronomy […]

Posted in: Japanese Space
Japan Launches ASTRO-H X-Ray Observatory “Hitomi”

Japan Launches ASTRO-H X-Ray Observatory “Hitomi”

Overnight Japan lofted the ASTRO-H X-Ray Observatory into Low Earth Orbit. As is the custom, the spacecraft was given an additional name, “Hitomi” to go along with the formal designation. ┬áHitomi literally means the pupil of the eye, or aperture, in Japanese, but also connotes a broader meaning of the wisdom or insight which can […]

Posted in: Space Science
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