Major Projects

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We are carrying out ground-based telescope project and space craft missions. An off-axis 1.8-m telescope PLANETS are now underay at Haleakala, Maui. The main target of PLANETS is exoplanetary atmosphere as well as monitoring of planetary atmosphere and satellites. In coororation with JAXA and ESA, we provided scientific instruments to satellite and rocket missions as being principal investigator, such as Akebono, Nozomi, Reimei and International Space Station/IMAP-VISI. We are now participating on-going satellite missions, such as Arase(ERG), Akatsuki (Planet-C), and Exomars, as well as future missions, such as Mars Moon eXploration (MMX), JUICE, etc. 

Gound-based missions

Space Missions

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