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Exposed Facility (EF) Payloads

Last Updated: June 20, 2023

The experiments to be operated on Kibo’s Exposed Facility (EF) will be integrated into the standard EF payload whose size is 0.8m x 1.0m x 1.85m with a weight less than 500kg. The EF can accommodate up to 10 JEM EF payloads. The EF will supply electrical power, coolant fluid, and communications to those payloads.

The current EF configuration is as follows.

Installed payloads

EF configuration

EF configuration (Photo taken on November, 2015 Credit: JAXA/NASA)

JAXA payloads

Others (platforms, etc.)

NASA payloads

Installed payloads in the past

How to utilize Kibo's Exposed Facility

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