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"Kibo" Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) Development/Operation Team receives Space Frontier Award of Space Engineering Division by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Last Updated: May 7, 2018

JAXA's "Kibo" Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) Development/Operation Team was selected for the Space Frontier General Award of the 2017 Space Engineering Division hosted by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and awarded at the commendation ceremony on March 30, 2018.


Certificate of achievement【PDF:269KB】

Associate Senior Engineer Watanabe representing the team awarded certificate of achievement and trophy(Credit: JAXA)

The Space Frontier Award is for individuals and groups that presented excellent ideas, invented technology, developed products, delivered lectures, published books, and performed awareness-raising activities related to space engineering. This year, awarded was the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) Development/Operation Team, a cooperative team of JAXA and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

With a comment from JSME, "The team contributed to the development of space engineering in Japan through the development/operation of the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) using of the Airlock, robotic arm called Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), and Exposed Facility of Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" and enabling samples directly exposed to space to be returned easily", the team was acclaimed for its result that has opened up the frontier in space along with further development in space engineering.

The awarding ceremony held at the Ookayama Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) was attended by researchers who had conducted ExHAM theme experiments and the memorial lecture on that day was delivered in the presence of about 40 participants beyond capacity.

Astronaut Kimiya Yui who had performed the ExHAM mission in orbit was also present to celebrate the team's award.


Left to light: Awarded Ms Takemoto of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., with Mr. Kishimoto, Head of Space Engineering Division, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (general incorporated association), Watanabe Associate Senior Engineer of JAXA, and JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui (Credit: JAXA)

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