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ISS/Kibo Times

The ISS/KiboTimes -Autumn issue 2017-

Last Updated: January 12, 2018

The ISS / Kibo Times will be issued quarterly to introduce Japan's activities on the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo", the International Space Station (ISS), and the activities of JAXA Astronauts.

    - CONTENTS -
  1. ISS/Kibo Topics
  2. JAXA Astronauts Activities
  3. Recommended Videos

【1. ISS/Kibo Topics】

The First Detection in Space of 3 TeV Cosmic Ray Electrons in a High-Precision Measurement of the Electron Energy Spectrum by CALET on the International Space Station (November 7, 2017)

The JAXA and international collaborators from Italy and the United States successfully carried out the high-precision measurement of cosmic-ray electron spectrum well into the TeV region, up to 3 TeV, that has been historically difficult to achieve with a direct measurement experiment, by using the CALET.

The "Kibo" utilization of Singapore begins~ SSTA and the JAXA signed a fee-based agreement to deploy small satellites from "Kibo" ~ (November 20, 2017)

On 15th November 2017, signing of a contract to deploy small satellite "SpooQy - 1" from "Kibo" was done between The Singapore Space Technology Association (SSTA) and the JAXA.

Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 24th APRSAF, in India (December 14, 2017)

The Kibo-ABC workshop was held on November 13 in Bangalore, India.

Items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 launched by Dragon-13 (December 25, 2017)

Kibo-ABC member countries decided to prepare unique flight items for Asian Try Zero-G 2018 which were launched by Dragon CRS-13.

High-altitude drop test results of a simulated small return capsule for the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) KOUNOTORI (January 11, 2018)

JAXA is developing a small return capsule that will be released from the HTV. Pre-flight final drop and recovery test was conducted in November.

Turkey hands over samples to Japan for a space materials exposure experiment - Experiment to begin next spring on the exposed facility of "Kibo"! (January 11, 2018)

On November 21, 2017, Turkey's second Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) experiment samples were handed over to the JAXA.

【2. JAXA Astronauts Activities】

JAXA Astronaut Norishige Kanai

[Press Release] Launch of the Soyuz Spacecraft (53S/MS-07) with Astronaut Norishige Kanai aboard. (December 17, 2017)
[Press Release] Astronaut Kanai Starts the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition Mission. (December 19, 2017)

Astronaut Kanai's Twitter:

Astronaut Kanai's Biographies:

JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi

[Press Release] JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi Selected as a Member of ISS Expedition Crew. (November 7, 2017)

【3. Recommended Videos】

We introduce hot videos from the JAXA YouTube channel.

Next issue will be around the end of March, 2018.

Publisher: Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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