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We went to a preview screening of the full-dome film, “MMX: Martian Moons eXploration”

"MMX: Martian Moons eXporation" for full-dome screens previewed for the first time at GALAXCITY in Tokyo. We went to see the mission to the Martian moons come to life on the planetarium's huge screen.

Development of the CMDM flight model instrument for MMX has been completed!

The Circum-Martian Dust Monitor (CMDM) flight model, which will investigate the dust environment surrounding Mars, is ready for integration on the spacecraft!

Arrival and handover of the scientific instrument MEGANE for MMX!

The MEGANE gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer that can probe the composition of celestial bodies has been officially handed over from NASA/APL!

Development of the IREM flight model for MMX is complete!

The Interplanetary Radiation Environment Monitor (IREM) that will investigate radiation exposure doses for future human exploration is ready for integration on the MMX spacecraft!

Development completed for the Super Hi-Vision Camera flight model, that will be onboard MMX!

The Super Hi-Vision Camera (SHV) that will capture 4K and 8K image of the Mars system has been officially handed over for integration on the spacecraft.

Development of the LIDAR flight model for MMX is complete!

The LIDAR laser altimeter is one of the 13 instruments onboard the MMX spacecraft, and has officially been handed over for integration onto the spacecraft.

Our new MMX mission mark

The new mission mark for the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission has been selected!

IDEFIX rover handover complete and ready for MMX and the Martian moons

The IDEFIX rover has arrived in Japan from Europe, and officially handed over to JAXA to join the MMX spacecraft on the journey to Phobos!

The 8th System Design Meeting (SDM) for MMX

The 8th System Design Meeting (SDM) was held on January 23rd and 24th with MMX Project Members in Japan and overseas joining either in person at the JAXA Sagamihara Campus, or connecting to the meeting online.

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!

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