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ISS/Kibo Times

The ISS/Kibo Times - Autumn issue 2018 -

Last Updated: December 26, 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

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) has been completed and the experiments proposed from users have been started.

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

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

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)

A Japan-US joint study has revealed that artificial gravity load is effective to reduce impairment in eyeball tissues during long stay in space: an achievement of "Kibo" rodent mission stepping to future human space exploration to Moon and Mars (October 30, 2018)

Results of Protein Crystal Growth experiment in Kibo (Flash report) (November 1, 2018)

The protein crystals acquired in the High-Quality Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) experiment during Astronaut Kanai's stay on the ISS were brought back to Earth by the Dragon SpX-14 spacecraft on May 6, 2018.

[Press Release] H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7) departure from the ISS and re-entry to the atmosphere (November 1, 2018)

Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Result Meeting (November 2, 2018)

On the 27th of July, the proposers of eight experiments performed at Asian Try Zero-G 2018 gave presentations of their results based on the on-orbit experiment, and had a discussion with the JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

CALET Gamm-ray observation results are featured in on-line version of The Astrophysical Journal (November 2, 2018)

MAXI's discovery and 200-day observations of MAXI J1535-571, one of the brightest X-ray novae of this century, are published in the astronomical journal of Japan! (November 2, 2018)

Malaysian Samples Handed Over to JAXA, Exposure Experiments on ExHAM starts next spring (November 8, 2018)

[Press Release] Successful re-entry of H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7) (November 11, 2018)
HTV Mission Control Room during the reentry of KOUNOTORI7 at the Tsukuba Space Center.

HTV Mission Control Room during the reentry of KOUNOTORI7 at the Tsukuba Space Center (Credit: JAXA)

Presentations to be delivered at AMS 2018 on the current status of Kibo utilization research and the experimental equipment on board (November 12, 2018)

The 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 JEM "Kibo" and the experimental equipment on board.

Kibo-ABC Members Participated in the Special Lecture of the "Protein Crystal Growth" Experiment (November 29, 2018)

Dr. Izumi Yoshizaki, the project manager of the JAXA Protein Crystal Growth project (JAXA PCG), joined the Kibo-ABC regular monthly web conference on September 27th to give a special lecture on the PCG experiment.

Report from Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) at the 25th APRSAF, in Singapore (December 11, 2018)

The 25th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-25) was successfully convened at Sheraton Towers Singapore from November 6 to 9, 2018. The Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) and the Kibo-ABC Workshop were held.

Report from Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 25th APRSAF in Singapore (December 12, 2018)

The Kibo-ABC workshop was held on November 6 at the Sheraton Towers Singapore. It was organized under the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG), and the 25th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-25).

2. JAXA Astronauts Activities

JAXA Astronaut Norishige Kanai
JAXA Astronaut Kanai has been post flight debriefing around the many area of Japan.

JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi
In November 2017, he was assigned as the Expedition 62/63 Mission crew. He is training now.
Astronaut Noguchi's Twitter:

3. Recommended Videos

We introduce hot videos from the JAXA YouTube channel.

Next issue will be around the March, 2019.

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