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Turkey hands over samples to Japan for space environment long-term exposure experiment to be conducted under Turkey-Japan cooperation on Kibo utilization! Samples to be loaded onboard "KOUNOTORI6".

Last Updated: November 4, 2016

In September, JAXA and the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications (MTMAC) of the Republic of Turkey signed a cooperation agreement on CubeSat deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) and exposure experiments using Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM). In this regard, samples from Tukey were handed over to JAXA today for the first joint space environment exposure experiment.

This summer, JAXA initiated a full-scale technical examination and international coordination of the loading of samples toward the joint Kibo utilization project. The first experiment sample was hand-carried by Turkish officials to JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on November 2. The samples are confirmed that they are ready for the experiment in Kibo, and will be transported to "KOUNOTORI6" (HTV6) in Tanegashima Space Center, which is scheduled to be launched on December 9.

MTMAC comments on completing the delivery of samples As Directorate General of Aeronautics and Space Technologies, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication of the Republic of Turkey, we are pleased with the studies which is conducted under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Satellite and Space Technologies signed between Turkey and Japan in 2010. Within this cooperation framework, we will perform joint experiments on International Space Station Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) and jointly deploy a CubeSat from the International Space Station. We believe that such studies will serve as a bridge to strengthen the cooperation between our countries, and hope to elevate our cooperation to much higher levels than it is today. In this context, we would like to thank the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Minister for Space Policy of Japan and JAXA for their valuable contribution to our joint projects. We hope that our collaborative relationship will be further enhance especially in the space technologies field and Turkey-Japan friendship will continue to develop heretofore in the future.

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