Japan: Into the solar system
Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, ISAS continued its development of Japanese scientific space programs. Although, in terms of budgets and rocket-lifting power, it was the poorer cousin of NASDA, some of its missions were spectacular and attracted more public interest. These headline-grabbing missions are reviewed first, before looking at the range of domestic applications missions closer to Earth.
KeywordsSolar System Tropical Rainfall Lunar Prospector Domestic Application Solar Study
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