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Call for Proposals of ISS Experimental Themes for Asian Try Zero-G 2022

  • Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch an international cooperation project “Asian Try Zero-G 2022” targeted for youths in the Asia-Pacific region for the purposes of expanding the use of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” and contributing to SDGs through human resource development. This time, JAXA Astronaut Wakata will conduct the experiments in orbit. We are looking forward to receiving unique experiment proposals from young people.

Overview of Asian Try Zero-G

Asian Try Zero-G will be conducted by the responsible organizations of the member countries/regions of the Asian Beneficial Collaboration through “Kibo” Utilization (Kibo-ABC)* that wish to participate. Participating organizations will each issue a public call for proposals of experiment themes, and each country/region will select candidate themes. After the final selection is made by all participating organizations, the selected experiments will be conducted by JAXA astronauts on Kibo.

*Kibo-ABC is an initiative established by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) to promote Kibo utilization and share the value of Kibo in the Asia-Pacific region. Kibo-ABC aims to create bilateral cooperative projects with Japan through the understanding of space environment utilization and accumulated experience of each space agency by conducting multilateral participatory projects such as Asian Try Zero-G in the Asia-Pacific region.

Participating countries/region (in alphabetical order; as of April 11, 2022)

Proposal Categories and Experimental Conditions

1. Category 1

  • The results must be visible (in recorded videos) and can be performed onboard Kibo.
  • Simple physics experiments that can be performed using items on Kibo (small items can be newly launched to Kibo).
  • Experimental procedures must be simple and can be performed within approximately 10 minutes.

2. Category 2

  • Experimental conditions are the same as the Category 1, but the experimental proposal must include the rationale and hypothesis for the experiment.


Young people from the participating countries/region under following categories.
Category1: Individual or group applicants, 18 years old and younger
Category2: Individual or group applicants, 27 years old and younger


Special awards will be given


The applicants may have the privilege to take a commemorative photo with your picture and the Japanese astronaut onboard Kibo (if there are too many applicants, they will be selected by lottery).

Schedule (tentative)

May 2022: First round selection in each country/region
June 2022: Final selection
December 2022 - January 2023: On-orbit experiment will be conducted (date to be determined by the on-orbit schedule).
March 2023: Results reporting and award ceremony

How to Apply

Please contact your Kibo-ABC member agency and submit your Experiment Proposal to the agency.

< Information >

< Deadline >

May 8 16, 2022 (23:59 JST) for Japanese participants
Please ask the deadline to the agency in your country/region.


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