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Kibo Utilization Office for Asia (KUOA)

Space Seed for Asian Future 2010-2011

Last Updated: March 30, 2011

The Space Seed for Asian Future (SSAF) 2010-2011 mission has been planned and developed by the space agencies participating in the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEU WG) of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF).
The SEU WG, which plans to optimize the use of "Kibo", one of the key components of the International Space Station, has discussed ways to facilitate the effective joint utilization of the space environment among Asia-Pacific countries.
As the first step, the space agencies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have developed a plan to send their seeds to "KIBO". These will then be retrieved several months later to be utilized for local programs such as education and outreach in each country.

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