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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.

Japanese Experiment Module, KIBO (Credit: JAXA/NASA)

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

Try Zero-G candidate themes selected(January 14, 2014)

Try Zero-G is an in-orbit educational program on the ISS organized by the member agencies of the Kibo-ABC, an initiative under the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF).

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Asian Students’ Parabolic Flight 2013(January 7, 2014)

The 2013 session of the Asian Students’ Parabolic Experiment Contest took place at Nagoya Airport on December 25th and 26th, 2013.

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"You Worked with an Astronaut in a Space Experiment" has been published(December 18, 2013)

Space Seeds for Asian Future 2013: "You Worked with an Astronaut in a Space Experiment" has been published (PDF file: 2.2MB).

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SSAF2013 Space Experiment Report No. 5: Final observation(September 9, 2013)

On September 6th, 2013 at 01:21 the final observation started. To see how different they are from the seedlings grew in the ground, astronaut Karen Nyberg took still and video images from various angles.

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*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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KUOA Programs

Space Seeds for Asian Future (SSAF)

 

Asian Students' Parabolic Experiment Contest

 

The Japan-Korea Joint Seminar on Space Environment Utilization Research

 

Reference Materials

ISRDB (International Space Environment Utilization Research Data Base)
 
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 (LPAN) 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) 
 
National Science and Technology Agency (NSTDA) Thailand 
 
Space Technology Institute (STI) Vietnam 
 
Human Space Technology Initiative by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 
 
 
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