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Presentations to be delivered at AMS 2018 on the current status of Kibo utilization research and the experimental equipment on board

Last Updated: November 12, 2018

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will make two presentations at the 12th Asian Microgravity Symposium (AMS 2018) which will be held in Zhuhai of Guangdong, China, from 12th to 16th of November, 2018 on the current status of research utilizing the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" and the experimental equipment on board.

Current Status of the Investigation on Materials Flammability under Microgravity in "FLARE" Project

  • Presenter: Masao Kikuchi, JAXA (on November 13)
  • A presentation will be made on the current status of the project Flammability Limits at Reduced Gravity Experiment (FLARE) -(Name of the experiment theme: Evaluation of solid material flammability in microgravity as a basis for fire safety in space), which will have experiments on board "Kibo" from 2019 to 2020.
  • Click here for the presentation paper.
What is the FLARE project?

Fire safety, one of the top priorities in human space activity, has become increasingly important as the deep space exploration extends to the moon and beyond in full scale. The purpose of the FLARE project is to scientifically clarify the role which gravity plays on combustion of solid materials such as ignition and flame spread by utilizing various solid materials and the unique environment of the International Space Station (ISS) without natural convections.

Results of Thermophysical Property Measurements of Oxide Melts at Extremely High Temperature Using Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) onboard ISS-KIBO

  • Presenter: Hideki Saruwatari, JAXA (on November 15)
  • The presentation is intended to introduce the ELF installed on the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" and the result of measurements of the density, viscosity, and surface tension of the ultra-high temperature oxides acquired by using the ELF.
  • Click here for the presentation paper.
  • Click here for further information of the ELF.

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