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ISS/Kibo Times

The ISS/Kibo Times - Summer issue 2018 -

Last Updated: October 25, 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

Kibo-ABC Member Countries' News: Asian Try Zero-G 2018 Ground Activities (July 20, 2018)

Asian Try Zero-G 2018 was successfully performed onboard the ISS/Kibo on 13th February. On the ground, a lot of educational events, exhibitions and awarding ceremonies were conducted throughout Asian.

HTV7 media briefing at Tanegashima Space Center (July 28, 2018)

On July 28th, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV7) "KOUNOTORI 7" was unveiled to media at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).

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

In 2018, a total of seven research themes (of which two were those of Japanese researchers about utilization of Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo") were granted this Award.

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

August 10, 2018, three CubeSats, designed by people from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Philippines and Malaysia, were deployed from the JEM "Kibo."
-JAXA YouTube Video.
Small satellites deployment from "Kibo"

ISS R&D Conference 2018 (August 24, 2018)

ISS Research & Development (R&D) Conference 2018 was held on July 23 to 26, 2018 at San Francisco. JAXA is participating this conference every year.

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

Three CubeSats scheduled to fly on board the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) 7 "KOUNOTORI7" were handed over to JAXA from the satellite development teams.

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, Dr. Taishi Yano, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering at Yokohama National University, was awarded the Zeldovich Medal.

JAXA and NASA joint workshop on ISS utilization! (September 18, 2018)

JAXA and NASA held a joint workshop on ISS utilization on July 23. Under the Japan-US Open Platform Partnership Program (JP-US OP3), this workshop has been held since 2016.

[Press Release] KiboCUBE: Team from Indonesia Selected as Second Entity for Third Round (September 18, 2018)

JAXA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have been cooperating under the KiboCUBE programme launched in 2015 to provide opportunities to deploy CubeSats from the JEM "Kibo" of the ISS.

[Press Release] Launch Results of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 7 (September 23, 2018)

At 2:52:27 a.m., September 23, 2018, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and JAXA launched the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 (H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7).

[Press Release] Successful berthing of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7) to the International Space Station (ISS) (September 28, 2018)

"KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7) was captured by the ISS robotic arm at 20:36 p.m. on September 27 (Japanese Standard Time, JST). Being captured and maneuvered by the robotic arm, the HTV7 was successfully berthed to the ISS at 3:08 a.m. on September 28 (JST).

The H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) from JAXA is viewed from one of seven windows inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world."
(Credit: JAXA/NASA)

Kibo-ABC Members and Students from Philippines Participated in the Special Lecture of the "Double Layered Liquid Ball" Experiment (September 28, 2018)

Dr. Satoshi Matsumoto joined the Kibo-ABC regular monthly web conference on April 26th. He gave a special lecture on the "Double Layered Liquid Ball" experiment which was carried out as part of JAXA astronaut Norishge Kanai's Asian Try Zero-G 2018 in February 2018.

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

JAXA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce the opening of the fourth round ("Announcement of Opportunity") of KiboCUBE. KiboCUBE is a collaboration programme between JAXA and UNOOSA to offer developing countries the opportunity to deploy small satellites from the JEM "Kibo."

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 end of December, 2018.

Publisher: Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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