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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: Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 24th APRSAF, in India(December 14, 2017)

The Kibo-ABC workshop was held on November 13 at the Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, in Bangalore, India.

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The "Kibo" utilization of Singapore begins~ SSTA and the JAXA signed a fee-based agreement to deploy small satellites from "Kibo" ~(November 20, 2017)

On 15th November 2017, signing of a contract to deploy small satellites from "Kibo" was done between SSTA and JAXA. This contract is the one that JAXA deploys 3U size CubeSAT satellite developed by National University of Singapore via SSTA. The name of the satellite is "SpooQy - 1".

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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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*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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