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HTV8 media briefing at Tanegashima Space Center

On July 19th, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV8) "KOUNOTORI8" was unveiled to media at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) along with the briefing of its upcoming mission.

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The ISS/Kibo Times - Spring issue 2019 -

The ISS / Kibo Times will be issued quarterly to introduce Japan's activities on the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo", the International Space Statio...

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World's first long-term habitation of mice on the International Space Station in a gravitational environment simulating the Moon! -- A first step toward expanding human activities into deep space.

As a technical demonstration for international space exploration toward the Moon and the Mars, six wild-type mice were reared for 32 days from May 5 to June 5 of 2019 in a low-gravity environment simulating that on the Moon (about one sixth of the Earth's gravity) and were all returned alive to the Earth on the 17th operational vehicle of the Dragon spacecraft (SpX-17).

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Four CubeSats successfully deployed from

Four CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

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Protein Crystal Growth Experiment of Thailand will start! - Aiming for the development of a new antimalarial medicine -

GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency)and JAXA signed an agreement to conduct Thailand's first space experiment: The PROTEIN CRYSTAL GROWTH EXPERIMENT on the International Space Station.

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Successful Deployment of SpooQy-1 from Kibo!

A CubeSat ('SpooQy-1') developed by students of the National University of Singapore (NUS) was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Cygnus NG-11 cargo vehicle on April 17, 2019 from the Wallops Flight Facility.

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