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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.

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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