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Last Updated:October 18, 2019

"In-situ" observation experiment measuring the precise growth rate of protein crystals on board Kibo has been completed (January 22, 2013)

"In-situ observation of growth mechanisms of protein crystals and their perfection under microgravity (NanoStep)" has been completed.

"Effect of microgravity on osteoclasts and the analysis of the gravity sensing system in medaka" (Medaka osteoclast) has started on board Kibo (November 9, 2012)

A life science experiment "Effect of microgravity on osteoclasts and the analysis of the gravity sensing system in medaka" (Medaka osteoclast), which uses the Aquatic Habitat (AQH) has started on board Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module.

JAXA's Education Payload Observation (EPO) "How to live comfortable in space" was performed on board Kibo (November 8, 2012)

JAXA's Education Payload Observation (EPO) "How to live comfortable in space - a basic research on the room-size designing of a building in space based on human psychology and movement under microgravity" was performed on board the Japanese Experiment Module, Kibo.

"Mechanisms of Gravity Resistance in Plants" experiment has started on board Kibo (November 5, 2012)

JAXA's life science experiment "Mechanisms of Gravity Resistance in Plants - From Signal Transformation and Transduction to Response" (Resist Tubule experiment) has started.

Successful extension of the Inflatable Material experimental Panel (IMP) in the series of the SIMPLE (November 1, 2012)

At 9:10 p.m. on August 24, 2012, the shape-memory polymers in the exposed environment were extended successfully, as one of the series of the Space Inflatable Membranes Pioneering Long-term Experiments (SIMPLE).

Operational checkout was performed for the Robot Experiment on JEM (REX-J), as one of the MCE missions (October 31, 2012)

JAXA has confirmed that the robot's basic function is properly working during the checkout performed from August 20 to 31, 2012, for the Robot Experiment on JEM (REX-J), one of the Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) mission experiments.

COTS HDTV-EF successfully obtained Earth surface video image under the space environment (October 30, 2012)

On August 19, 2012, JAXA's COTS HDTV -EF video camera installed on the MCE of the Exposed Facility of Kibo, has successfully obtained the high definition video image of Earth for the first time in the world as a commercial-off-the-shelf product sold to the public.

The world's first discovered extraterrestrial material captured from the ISS (October 26, 2012)

The Micro-Particles Capturer and Space-Environment Exposure Device (MPAC&SEED); payloads developed by JAXA, which were installed on the exposed portion of Zvezda of the ISS, has been found to have captured a new extraterrestrial material with unprecedented mineralogical characteristics

Small Satellites Deployment from Kibo were success (October 5, 2012)

Five small satellites were successfully deployed form Kibo on Oct. 4th to 5th.

Successful extension of Inflatable Extension Mast (IEM) and deployment of Inflatable Space Terrarium (IST) in the series of the Space Inflatable Membranes Pioneering Long-term Experiments (SIMPLE) (September 5, 2012)

At 1:20 a.m. on August 17, 2012, the Inflatable Extension Mast (IEM), one of the series of the Space Inflatable Membranes Pioneering Long-term Experiments (SIMPLE) which realizes the highly-rigid linear shape for the first time in the world has successfully extended.

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