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Last Updated:December 12, 2019

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.

"In-situ observation of growth mechanisms of protein crystals and their perfection under microgravity" has started (August 31, 2012)

"In-situ observation of growth mechanisms of protein crystals and their perfection under microgravity" has started using the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) on board Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). Growth rate of crystals is expected to greatly affect its quality.

Genes involved in the control of longevity have been discovered in Caenorhabditis elegans aboard the ISS (July 13, 2012)

One of JAXA's collaborative researches, the International C. elegans-first (ICE-1st) experiment conducted in 2004 aboard the ISS studying the aging of Caenorhabditis elegans was appeared on line on July 5, 2012, in the Scientific Reports of Nature Publishing Group of the United Kingdom.

The fifth series of Chaos, Turbulence and its Transition Process in Marangoni Convection (Marangoni Exp/MEIS) has started on board Kibo (July 9, 2012)

The fifth series of Chaos, Turbulence and its Transition Process in Marangoni Convection (Marangoni Exp/MEIS), the first theme of the Marangoni Experiments which uses the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility on board Kibo, has started.

JAXA welcomes proposals to be conducted onboard Kibo (June 29, 2012)

JAXA welcomes your proposals of the experiment to be conducted on or later Japanese FY 2014, onboard the Japanese Experiment Module, Kibo, of the International Space Station (ISS).

International joint research Matryoshka-R experiment has started on board Kibo (June 6, 2012)

International joint research "Matryoshka-R" experiment has started on board Kibo.

JAXA PCG (Fifth Session) completed (May 11, 2012)

The fifth session of the High Quality Protein Crystallization (JAXA PCG), which has been performed using the Protein Crystallization Research Facility (PCRF) on Kibo, was completed.

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