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ISS/Kibo Times

The ISS/Kibo Times - Winter issue 2018/2019 -

Last Updated: March 12, 2019

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

Recovered HTV Small Re-entry Capsule was opened for media at JAXA TKSC (December 5, 2018)

After being subjected to a technical demonstration test and recovered off the coast of Minami-Tori-shima island, Japan, the HTV Small Re-entry Capsule (HSRC) was presented to journalists at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) on November 27, 2018.

Space Environment Data Acquisition Equipment - Attached Payload (SEDA-AP) discarded from ISS (January 22, 2019)

SEDA-AP was discarded on December 21, 2018 released from the ISS robotic arm. The SEDA-AP is now expected to gradually lower its orbital altitude and re-enter the atmosphere in a couple of years.

Pre-launch operations begin for deploying four CubeSats from ISS (March 4, 2019)

Three 1U-size CubeSats*1 developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the third round of the BIRDS Project ("BIRDS-3") and a 3U-size CubeSat named SpooQy-1 developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) were delivered to the JAXA.

*1 They were named "Uguisu" (Japanese satellite), "Raavana-1" (Sri Lankan satellite) and "NepaliSat-1" (Nepali satellite), respectively.

A Spanish space startup SATLANTIS to use JEM "Kibo"- The first technical demonstration by a foreign private company on Kibo's exposed facility to cooperation of Space BD, a Japanese space startup - (Link to the Space BD Inc.)(March 4, 2019)

2. JAXA Astronauts Activities

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:
JAXA Astronaut Noguchi's Next ISS Mission Logo (January 10, 2019)

JAXA Astronaut Noguchi's Next ISS Mission Logo

3. Recommended Videos

We introduce hot videos from the JAXA YouTube channel.

Next issue will be around the June, 2019.

Publisher: Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

*All times are Japan Standard Time

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