ISAS


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ISAS

(ÿ -sass) Abbrev. for Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. The smaller of Japan's space agencies, responsible for implementing Japan's scientific space program. Its missions included two probes to Halley's comet in 1986 and the X-ray astronomy satellite Ginga. Originally part of the University of Tokyo, it became a separate institute in 1981 under the Ministry of Education. Its headquarters are near Tokyo. See also NASDA.
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Hiten's primary objective is simply to try out the technique ISAS has chosen to put satellites into lunar orbit: having one spacecraft come close enough to the moon for the lunar gravity to capture a second craft into orbit.
Built by ISAS, Geotail will explore this zone as part of an effort called the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program, which also includes participation by some European nations.
We encourage submissions from the industrial, research and academic communities to submit papers based on their research and experience with service availability," said Miroslaw Malek, Professor and Chair of Computer Architecture and Communication at Humboldt University in Berlin and General Chair for ISAS 2005.