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While US and China fight over Mars, Japan looks at Venus

Japan prefers lower-key missions

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The US and China are spending billions of headline-grabbing dollars in a tacit race to put humans on Mars. Japan prefers lower-key missions in the opposite direction, sending mechanical explorers toward and Mercury for a fraction of the price. A $290-million probe orbiting is collecting information about the scorching atmosphere that may foretell Earth’s future. A collaborative mission with Europe will measure Mercury’s magnetic field and electromagnetic waves. Here is a look at Japan’s space missions:

Japanese space programme

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While US and China fight over Mars, Japan looks at Venus

Japan prefers lower-key missions

Japan prefers lower-key missions
The US and China are spending billions of headline-grabbing dollars in a tacit race to put humans on Mars. Japan prefers lower-key missions in the opposite direction, sending mechanical explorers toward and Mercury for a fraction of the price. A $290-million probe orbiting is collecting information about the scorching atmosphere that may foretell Earth’s future. A collaborative mission with Europe will measure Mercury’s magnetic field and electromagnetic waves. Here is a look at Japan’s space missions:

Japanese space programme

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While US and China fight over Mars, Japan looks at Venus

Japan prefers lower-key missions

The US and China are spending billions of headline-grabbing dollars in a tacit race to put humans on Mars. Japan prefers lower-key missions in the opposite direction, sending mechanical explorers toward and Mercury for a fraction of the price. A $290-million probe orbiting is collecting information about the scorching atmosphere that may foretell Earth’s future. A collaborative mission with Europe will measure Mercury’s magnetic field and electromagnetic waves. Here is a look at Japan’s space missions:

Japanese space programme

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