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Daily Yomiuri: Mitsubishi Electric hit with suspension for bill padding

The Defense Ministry and two other government entities have suspended Mitsubishi Electric Corp. as a designated contractor because the company has been found to have inflated invoices, the ministry has announced.

The ministry, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center made the announcements and suspended the company Friday for unspecified periods. The ministry added that Mitsubishi contacted it to admit the allegations the same day.

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Japan's Space Agency to Take On National Security Role

Japan’s Space Agency to Take On National Security Role

Japan’s answer to NASA — JAXA — is slated to add defense and intelligence tasks to its traditionally civilian role. Kyodo explains: A government panel on space program strategy plans to revise a law to allow the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to step outside its current commitment to peaceful projects and become involved in the...

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Japan Launches New Spy Satellite

Japan Launches New Spy Satellite

The satellite, named Optical-4, is meant to keep an eye on the North Korean ballistic missile program. Originally set to launch in August, the mission was delayed until September 17 due to an issue with the launch vehicle’s range safety system (receiver). A local typhoon delayed the launch further, prior to the vehicle lifting off...

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USAF HTV-2 Recalls Japan's HYFLEX Program

USAF HTV-2 Recalls Japan’s HYFLEX Program

Yesterday's HVT-2 launch recalls an earlier effort by Japan to develop a hypersonic spacecraft with a sub-orbital trajectory.

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Will Japan Shoot Down Its Own Spy Satellite?

Will Japan Shoot Down Its Own Spy Satellite?

Will the Japanese follow the Americans and shoot down their own satellite?

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Looking Closer at Japanese Satellite Networks During Disaster Response

Looking Closer at Japanese Satellite Networks During Disaster Response

[Courtesy of Peter J. Brown, originally published at Japanese in Space.] Earlier this week, I wrote about a report issued by the Government of Japan’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (NERHQ). I mentioned that it raised questions about the overall performance, reliability and robustness of Japan’s satellite networks including the “Local Authorities Satellite Communications Network” or LASCOM. Kazuto Suzuki, Professor...

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Japanese Satellites Performed Perfectly, but Once the Ground Stopped Shaking...

Japanese Satellites Performed Perfectly, but Once the Ground Stopped Shaking…

[Courtesy of Peter J. Brown, originally published at Japanese in Space.]   The Government of Japan’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters has released its findings entitled, “Report of Japanese Government to the  IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety – The Accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations” dated June 2011.  While the report is geared for a specific technical...

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Guest Post: Japanese options in space multiply

Guest Post: Japanese options in space multiply

The Japanese space sector as a whole is coming to an important crossroads with production capacity on the increase while it strives to fill a huge gaping hole in its radar satellite coverage. Can it keep up with the competition?

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