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Last Updated:April 30, 2020

First-ever Commercial CubeSat "G-SATELLITE", Handed over to JAXA (January 9, 2020)

On December 5, 2019, G-SATELLITE, to be the first commercial CubeSat from the ISS Kibo, was delivered to JAXA at Tsukuba Space Center by Space BD Inc., who is one of the first commercial entities to provide CubeSat deployment service from Kibo.

Satlantis delivered a payload "iSIM" to JAXA for foreign private company's first i-SEEP mission in early spring 2020 (December 27, 2019)

On December 16, 2019, Space BD Inc. delivered the payload Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM) to be mounted on Kibo's Exposed Facility (EF) as a IVA-replaceable Small Exposed Experiment Platform (i-SEEP) payload to JAXA at the Tsukuba Space Center.

Guatemalan first CubeSat delivered to JAXA (December 27, 2019)

On December 3, 2019, the CubeSat "Quetzal-1" designed and built by students and researchers of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (University of the Valley of Guatemala) was delivered to the JAXA at Tsukuba Space Center by the satellite development team.

Protein crystals produced on "Kibo" contribute to discovery of a compound that may lead to development of a new type of antibacterial drug such as curative drug for periodontal disease (December 26, 2019)

A Japanese research team has found a compound that inhibits growth of periodontal disease bacteria, using the results of an ongoing protein crystal growth experiment on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo."

Detection of progressive hardening of the cosmic-ray proton spectrum up to teraelectronvolt energies with direct measurements by CALET on the International Space Station (December 19, 2019)

Detection of progressive hardening of the cosmic-ray proton spectrum up to teraelectronvolt energies with direct measurements by CALET on the International Space Station

Feasibility study results of a theme using "Kibo" selected in 2015 "Understanding pathological mechanism of musculoskeletal disorders by new mass spectrometry imaging" article was posted (December 12, 2019)

Feasibility study results of a theme using "Kibo" selected in 2015 "Understanding pathological mechanism of musculoskeletal disorders by new mass spectrometry imaging" article was posted

UAE/Japan camera robot educational project on Kibo (December 12, 2019)

Mr. Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), gave an educational lecture on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo"/ISS on September 30, 2019, using the internal camera drone (Int-Ball). The lecture was on the attitude control for spacecraft. The astronaut gave some demonstrations on "Kibo."

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