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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.


Call for Proposals Asian Try Zero-G, 2016(December 25, 2015)

Kibo-ABC renewed “Try Zero-G for Asian youth" as “Asian Try Zero-G" program and invites your idea of the simple space experiment to be conducted in the International Space Station (ISS)/Kibo.

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Proposals for Kibo utilization from Asia-Pacific countries gaining momentum
- Report from SEU working group at 22nd APRSAF, Indonesia
(December 18, 2015)

The 22nd session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) was successfully convened at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in Bali, Indonesia, from December 1 to 4, 2015.

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Try Zero-G 2015 performed by JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui(November 27, 2015)

Try Zero-G 2015 performed by JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui, the following 6 proposals were selected out of 80 proposals.

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Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Malaysia(October 16, 2015)

The Malaysia National Water Rocket Competition organized by Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA) was held from August 22 to 25, 2015, in the Stadium Arena of the University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

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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]




Memoir of Japanese Space Experiments


English [PDF: 371.2KB]

Indonesian [PDF: 7.7MB]

Vietnamese [PDF: 6.7MB]

Thai [PDF: 9.0MB]


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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