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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

Malaysian Samples Handed Over to JAXA, Exposure Experiments on ExHAM starts next spring(November 8, 2018)

On November 2, 2018, Dr. Noramaliza Mohd Noor, a senior lecturer of Universiti Putra Malaysia, handed over samples of the Material Exposure Experiment to JAXA at the Tsukuba Space Center, while the researchers, ground operators and other stakeholders to the experiment were observing the sample inspection.

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Result Meeting(November 2, 2018)

On the 27th of July, the proposers of eight experiments performed at Asian Try Zero-G 2018 gave presentations of their results based on the on-orbit experiment, and had a discussion with the JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

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Kibo-ABC Members and Students from Philippines Participated in the Special Lecture of the "Double Layered Liquid Ball" Experiment(September 28, 2018)

Dr. Satoshi Matsumoto joined the Kibo-ABC regular monthly web conference on April 26th. He gave a special lecture on the "Double Layered Liquid Ball" experiment which was carried out as part of JAXA astronaut Norishge Kanai's Asian Try Zero-G 2018 in February 2018.

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Ground Activities(July 20, 2018)

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 was successfully performed onboard the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo on 13th February. Eight experiments (selected from over 160 proposals from over 360 Asian students and young engineers/researchers) were performed by JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

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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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