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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

Dry-run of the Try Zero-G* for Asian Youth/KiboABC’s Program(July 29, 2015)

JAXA asked young people in the Asia-Pacific region to submit proposals for the next Try Zero-G experiments between December 2014 and January 2015.

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Achievements of “The 1st Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop”(June 30, 2015)

The 1st Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop was successfully held on May 28, 2015, at LAPAN Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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“The first Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop” 28 May 2015(May 28, 2015)

Final announcement and program are updated. The 1st Space Exploration and Kibo Utilization for Asia Workshop, organized by the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) of APRSAF, is held on 28 May 2015 in Jakarta Indonesia, LAPAN Headquarters.

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First CubeSat from Brazil(February 5, 2015)

A small satellite named AESP-14 developed by Brazilian institution was put into orbit by the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) of the Kibo module on February 5, 2015.

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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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