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HTV7 media briefing at Tanegashima Space Center

On July 28th, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV7) "KOUNOTORI 7" 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 2018 -

The ISS / Kibo Times will be issued quar...

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Ground Activities

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 was successfully performed onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo on 13th February. Eight experiments (selected from over 160 proposals from over 360 Asian students and young engineers/researchers) were performed by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

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CALET succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV

An international team of researchers succeeded in extending their result from a previous study and directly measured the cosmic-ray all-electron (electron + positron) spectrum in an energy range from 11 GeV to 4.8 TeV with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET).(Link to WASEDA Univ. website)

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Initiating the second joint exposed experiment on board

In the evening of May 23, 2018, the second experiment of the collaboration mission between Japan and Turkey (*1) has been initiated using the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) of the Exposed Facility, an external platform outside the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo" of the International Space Station (ISS).

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JAXA's 3rd Mouse breeding mission finished

The 3rd Mouse breeding mission (for 31 days from April 4 to May 5), which had been conducted on board the Pressurized Module of Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo" , completed and the space-bred mice returned to Earth aboard the Dragon spacecraft (SpX-14) on May 6 (Japan Standard Time, JST).

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Amyloid β-protein

In January 2018, the first Amyloid Experiment to examine the formation mechanism of amyloid fibril (amyloid β: Aβ), considered as a factor of the onset of Alzheimer's disease, by using the microgravity environment of Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" of the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Kanai was in charge of the experiment operation.

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