JAXA and UNOOSA open 7th Round of KiboCUBE program!
- Experiment at Kibo
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce the opening of the 7th round of KiboCUBE program. This program offers an opportunity for the selected entity located in developing countries to deploy 1U CubeSat (10㎤-sized small satellite) from the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station (ISS). So far, 6 winners have been selected in this program, out of which 3 winners have successfully deployed their CubeSats from the Kibo.
An increasing number of CubeSats have been developed in recent years for its cost-effectiveness, educational value, and as a testbed for new technology. To raise awareness about the CubeSat technology in developing countries, JAXA and UNOOSA jointly provide an educational opportunity: KiboCUBE Academy in this round. This program takes the form of a series of webinars and interactive sessions by professional lecturers to help participants deepen understanding about the basic knowledge of satellite development.
Please see the below UNOOSA website for more detail.
- Collaboration between JAXA and UNOOSA to Offer Small Satellite Deployment Opportunity from Kibo to Contribute to Developing Countries to Improve Space Technology (Sep. 8, 2015)
- KiboCUBE: Team from the Republic of Mauritius Selected for Third Round and Extension of KiboCUBE Cooperation Programme (Jun.19, 2018)
- KiboCUBE: Team from the Central American Integration System Selected for Fifth Round and Extension of KiboCUBE Cooperation Program and Announcement of Opportunity for Sixth Round of KiboCUBE (January 14, 2021)
- KiboCUBE:UN / Japan Cooperation Programme (unoosa.org)
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