Computer Virus Infection at JAXA

1. Possible leaked information
As the computer was used by an employee who is involved in the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station,) the following information was potentially compromised.


  • Stored mail addresses
  • Specification and operation information of the HTV
  • System log-in information accessed from the computer



So, in Aug 2011 it already had a "virus" on it, which was removed. And now a new "virus" on the same computer?
Coincidence? I think not.

Recapping SpaceTweetup Cologne 2011: awesome

The weekend of Sept 16-18 was a historic event in the European Twitter and Space sphere. For the first time, a European SpaceTweetup was held at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. After the succesful NASATweetups ESA and DLR thought the Tag der Luft under Raumfahrt would be a good event to invite a select few to a day filled with interesting talks, meet&greets with astronauts and excursions on the EAC premises.

Only sixty people would be selected among hundreds of interested tweeps. I was one of them. 

But lets recap the weekend in a chronological way, as far as that is possible.