The MMX booth at the JAXA Sagamihara Open Campus

Every year, the JAXA Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa welcomes visitors for a special open day, either to the campus itself or online. This was the first time in four years that MMX has held an in-person exhibit!

RF Compatibility Test at NASA/DSN

We conducted a RF (Radio Frequency) Compatibility Test at Peraton for the NASA DSN.

The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Project session at the 67th Space Science and Technology Association Conference

The 67th Space Science and Technology Association Conference was held in October, with an organised session dedicated to MMX.

Attending the International Astronautical Congress, IAC2023

From October 2 – 6, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. MMX Project Lead Engineer Imada Takane reports from the meeting!

Initial function confirmation test conducted for the solar array panels (SAP)

From July to September 2023, an initial function test of the solar array panel (SAP) that will be installed on the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft was conducted at Mitsubishi Electric Kamakura Works.

The PSR (Pre-Shipment Review) of MEGANE is complete

On August 10, 2023, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) conducted a Pre-Shipment Review (PSR) for MEGANE, one of the observation instruments onboard the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) spacecraft.