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The ISS/Kibo Kibo Times

The ISS/Kibo Times

The ISS / Kibo Times will be issued quarterly to introduce events on the Japanese Experiment Module ("Kibo") , the International Space Station (ISS), and the activities of JAXA Astronauts succeeding the former ISS/Kibo Monthly News.

Winter Issue 2017/2018 (March 23, 2018)

  • Turkey hands over samples to Japan for a space materials exposure experiment - Experiment to begin next spring on the exposed facility of "Kibo"!
  • [Press Release] The University of Nairobi Hands the First KiboCUBE CubeSat over to JAXA Under UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE Programme
  • Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: So excited with unexpected results! Asian Try Zero-G 2018 was performed by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai
  • [Press Release] Shiseido Conducts Joint Research on Stress in Closed-off Environment Simulating the International Space Station (ISS) -Circadian rhythm of stress hormone disrupted, distortion in facial expression increased-
  • JAXA's Operations support for Cygnus spacecraft completed
  • The Republic of Turkey hands over its CubeSat "UBAKUSAT" to Japan. Launch preparation starts. Scheduled to be deployment during Astronaut Kanai stay onboard!
  • Costa Rica hands over to JAXA its first CubeSat "Irazu", the first artificial satellite from Central America. Launch preparation starts. Scheduled to be deployment during Astronaut Kanai stay onboard!

Autumn Issue 2017 (January 12, 2018)

  • The First Detection in Space of 3 TeV Cosmic Ray Electrons in a High-Precision Measurement of the Electron Energy Spectrum by CALET on the International Space Station
  • The "Kibo" utilization of Singapore begins~ SSTA and the JAXA signed a fee-based agreement to deploy small satellites from "Kibo" ~
  • Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 24th APRSAF, in India
  • Items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 launched by Dragon-13
  • High-altitude drop test results of a simulated small return capsule for the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI
  • Turkey hands over samples to Japan for a space materials exposure experiment - Experiment to begin next spring on the exposed facility of "Kibo"!

Summer Issue 2017 (October 6, 2017)

  • First disclosure of images taken by the Kibo's internal drone "Int-Ball"
  • JAXA released the 4K movie shot by Hi - Vision camera mounted outside the "Kibo/ISS" for the first time.
  • Development of new experimental platform ‘MARS’
  • Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected
  • Second selection for CubeSat deployment under the joint JAXA-United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) initiative

Spring Issue 2017 (July 10, 2017)

  • Initiating the joint exposed experiment with the Republic of Turkey.
  • Press release announcement of the CubeSat FREEDOM experimental outcome.
  • Space mice and normalcy of spermatozoa DNA long-term preserved on board the “Kibo” on the ISS
  • Observation results of the Protein Crystal Growth Experiment conducted onboard “Kibo”
  • Successful deployment of five "BIRDS project" CubeSats from the "Kibo"
 
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