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Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)

The Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA) was established in July 2010 to facilitate the extensive application of the unique space environment provided by the International Space Station (ISS) and its Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" by Asian countries.

Kibo utilization activities by Asian countries in 2016

JAXA has been promoting diverse cooperative activities with Asian counterparts in the field of space environment utilization at the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) since 2005. The mission of KUOA is to extend the current cooperation with Asian counterparts on the ground into space by making full use of the Kibo facility in orbit.

The ISS program visualizes great challenges in all kinds of collaboration, in covering a broad spectrum from science and technology to liberal arts in space, hoping to yield prosperous returns to human welfare on earth. JAXA is ready to share the benefit from Kibo utilization with its Asian friends.

KUOA News

Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2016 was performed by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi(October 10, 2017)

September 14th, Asian Try Zero-G 2016 was successfully conducted experiments by JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi in ISS/Kibo.

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Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Experiment Ideas Selected(September 7, 2017)

Kibo-ABC called for the proposal of a simple space experiment (for "Asian Try Zero-G 2018") to be conducted by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo. As a result, 169 experiment proposals were submitted from 361 students and young engineers/researchers in Asian countries.

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Thailand(August 23, 2017)

The "Space : Infinite Assets for All Humankind" seminar was held on Friday 26th, May 2017 at Centara Grand Hotel (Central Plaza Ladprao), Bangkok, Thailand.

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Thailand(February 28, 2017)

Four students from past Kibo-ABC programs were invited to present their great experiences in a special session of the 3rd SPACE ENVIRONMENT AND KIBO UTILIZATION WORKSHOP (SEKUW), held on February 9.

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*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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KUOA Programs


Asian Try Zero-G

Asian Try Zero-G

Space Seeds for Asian Future (SSAF)

Space Seeds for Asian Future (SSAF)

Asian Students' Parabolic Experiment Contest

Asian Students' Parabolic Experiment Contest

The Japan-Korea Joint Seminar on Space Environment Utilization Research

The Japan-Korea Joint Seminar on Space Environment Utilization Research

Movies for Asian Kibo Utilization

Reference Materials

J-SSOD ICD/The Interface Control Document for Small Satellite Deployment [PDF: 2.7MB]
Drop Shaft and Aircraft Experiment Guidebook [PDF: 2.5MB]
A Half-second Microgravity - Instructor's Manual [PDF: 850KB]
Planning Guide for Space Experiment Research [PDF: 1.15MB]
Kibo HANDBOOK [PDF: 6.07MB]
Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments
English [PDF: 371.2KB]
Indonesian [PDF: 7.7MB]
Vietnamese [PDF: 6.7MB]
Thai [PDF: 9.0MB]

Link

Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF)
Space Enviroment Utilization Working Group (APRSAF)
 
Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) Australia
 
National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) Indonesia
 
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)  
The Korean Astronaut Page
Yonsei Institute of Space Bioscience (YISB) 
 
National Space Agency (ANGKASA) Malaysia 
Malaysian Space Seed Page 
Space Science Education Portal 
Parabolic Flight Experiment Opportunity 
News clip on SSAF2010-2011 [PDF: 1.8MB]
 
KiwiSpace Foundation (New Zealand) 
 
Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) 
 
National Science and Technology Agency (NSTDA) Thailand 
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) 
 
Space Technology Institute (STI) Vietnam 
 
Human Space Technology Initiative by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 
 
 
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