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Joint research starts for experiments in "Kibo" as part of the "Study on Phase Behavior of Multi-component Colloidal Clusters under Microgravity," a feasibility study theme using "Kibo" selected in 2015 (October 30, 2018)

Following the elaboration and technical reviewing of the experiment plan stated in the "Study on Phase Behavior of Multi-component Association Colloid System under Microgravity," a theme of feasibility study (FS) using an environment of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" proposed by professor Jumpei Yamanaka at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, a first step of practical preparation for the experiment in the International Space Station (ISS) has been taken.

Three CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"! (October 26, 2018)

Three ultra-small satellites ("CubeSats") were successfully deployed on October 6, 2018 from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo": "SPATIUM-I" of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), "RSP-00" of Ryman Sat Spaces General Incorporated Association and "STARS-Me" of Shizuoka University (Japan).

Utilization of Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) has been started to obtain thermophysical properties of high-temperature melts (October 23, 2018)

The checkout of the Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) installed in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo"/International Space Station (ISS) has been completed and the planned experiments have finally been started.

UNOOSA and JAXA open Fourth Round of KiboCUBE! (October 2, 2018)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth round of KiboCUBE.

Zeldovich Medal awarded to Japanese researcher for research results of fluid dynamics experiments on-board "Kibo" at COSPAR 2018 (September 13, 2018)

At COSPAR 2018, the scientific assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) held on July 14 - 22 in the US, Mr. Taishi Yano, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering at Yokohama National University, received the Zeldovich Medal.

Three CubeSats handed over to JAXA and shipped to Tanegashima for HTV7 launch! (August 30, 2018)

From August 6th to 9th, 2018, three CubeSats scheduled to fly on board the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) 7 "KOUNOTORI7" were handed over to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the satellite development teams at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, where the loading preparations were performed for their on-orbit deployment around the upcoming autumn. After undergoing all preparations, the CubeSats were shipped to JAXA Tanegashima Space Center on August 21.

Three CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo" as part of BIRDS Project! (August 17, 2018)

At 18:45 of August 10, 2018, three CubeSats, designed by people from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Philippines and Malaysia, were deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo."

"2018 ISS Award for Compelling Results" granted for experiments in JEM "Kibo" at ISS R&D Conference (August 7, 2018)

ISS Research Awards are granted for creative innovations and remarkable research results achieved on the International Space Station (ISS).

CALET succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV (July 19, 2018)

An international team of researchers succeeded in extending their result from a previous study and directly measured the cosmic-ray all-electron (electron + positron) spectrum in an energy range from 11 GeV to 4.8 TeV with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET).(Link to WASEDA Univ. website)

Initiating the second joint exposed experiment on board "Kibo" with the Republic of Turkey (July 19, 2018)

In the evening of May 23, 2018, the second experiment of the collaboration mission between Japan and Turkey (*1) has been initiated using the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) of the Exposed Facility, an external platform outside the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo" of the International Space Station (ISS).

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