Delivering news about Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)
【Forthcoming Event】The 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) Final Round
A message clip of JAXA astronaut Furukawa and UAE astronaut Al Neyadi for the young participants in the 4th Kibo-RPC
Preliminary rounds of the 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge were held in participating countries/ regions!
Expansion of Science Utilization with Kibo in Asia ～Post Flight Rodent sample-sharing agreement with Thailand using Kibo～
The experiment themes for Asian Try Zero-G 2023 have been selected!
The 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge Team Applications Results
Protein Crystal Growth Experiment of United Arab Emirates has just started!
Asian Try Zero G 2022 Wrap-Up Session was held!
Call for Proposals of ISS Experimental Themes for Asian Try Zero-G 2023
Call for Team Participation in the 4th Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC)
To provide a variety of benefits for the Asia-Pacific region by the “Kibo” utilization.
The Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA) was established in July 2010 to promote the utilization of the space environment of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on the International Space Station (ISS) in the Asia-Pacific region, and to share the various values of Kibo.
Since 2005, JAXA has been promoting a variety of cooperative activities in the field of space environment utilization with organizations in the Asia-Pacific region at the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF).
The ISS program provides opportunities for undertaking exciting challenges in the spirit of international cooperation. From science and technology in space to education, it covers a wide range of fields that create rich rewards for humanity. JAXA is working on various initiatives to share the benefits of Kibo with its partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kibo-ABC: An initiative to promote the utilization of Kibo in the Asia-Pacific region
Asian Beneficial Collaboration through "Kibo" Utilization (Kibo-ABC) is an initiative established by APRSAF to promote the utilization of Kibo in the Asia-Pacific region and to share its value.
KUOA is the secretariat of Kibo-ABC, and the participating members are organizations in the Asia-Pacific region that have signed the Kibo-ABC Terms of Reference (TOR).
Kibo-ABC aims to accumulate experience and improve capabilities in planning and executing various multinational programs related to the utilization of Kibo; to spread awareness and disseminate information to researchers, engineers, and young people who aim to conduct space experiments; and to create bilateral cooperative projects with Japan.
Messages from Kibo-ABC member
Messages from space agency representatives in the Asia region regarding the utilization of Kibo are posted here.
Other message videos
Movies of the Kibo utilization activities in the Asia-Pacific region
Other movies of the activities
Reference materials for researchers
- J-SSOD ICD/The Interface Control Document for Small Satellite Deployment [2.7MB]
- Drop Shaft and Aircraft Experiment Guidebook [2.5MB]
- A Half-second Microgravity - Instructor’s Manual [850KB]
- Planning Guide for Space Experiment Research [1.15MB]
- Kibo HANDBOOK [6.07MB]
- Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments English [371.2KB]
- Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments Indonesian [7.7MB]
- Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments Vietnamese [6.7MB]
- Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments Thai [9.0MB]
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