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Last Updated:May 15, 2020

"Space Seeds for Asian Future" was Awarded (May 15, 2020)

On September 22, 2019 the Japanese Society for Biological Sciences in Space (JSBSS) awarded a special prize to the Space Seeds for Asian Future program (SSAF 2010-2011, SSAF 2013) for its contribution toward promotion of understanding of space biology, and for wide-ranging capacity-building to researchers, engineers, teachers and elementary school students in the Asia Pacific region.

The UAE Space Agency joined Kibo-ABC initiative! (May 8, 2020)

The UAE Space Agency has become an official member of the Kibo-ABC initiative on Wednesday, 8 January, after gaining full support of all Kibo-ABC members.

Australian Space Agency joined Kibo-ABC initiative! (March 6, 2020)

The Kibo-ABC secretariat have received a letter from the Australian Space Agency that expresses their wish to participate in the Kibo-ABC initiative. All Kibo-ABC members officially confirmed on the 3rd of October 2019 for Australia to join the initiative.

Kibo-RPC News: JAXA briefed with NASA astronauts about the 1st Kibo-RPC (February 14, 2020)

As part of the preparation for Kibo-RPC, JAXA gave an overview of Kibo-RPC to two NASA astronauts, Astronaut Christopher John Cassidy and Astronaut Stephen Bowen.

Report from Kibo-ABC Workshop at the 26th APRSAF in Japan (January 22, 2020)

The Kibo-ABC workshop, co-chaired by Mr. Mohd Helmy Hashim from MYSA and Mr. Fumiaki TANIGAKI from JAXA was held on November 25 in Nagoya, Japan. It was organized under the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG), and the 26th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-26). Thirty-two participants from eighteen organizations in ten countries/region attended.

Report from Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) at the 26th APRSAF, in Japan (January 22, 2020)

The 26th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-26) was successfully convened in Nagoya, Japan from November 26 to 29, 2019. The Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) was co-chaired by Dr. Damrongrit Niammuad from GISTDA and Ms. Shiho OGAWA from JAXA.

Conducted simulation verification test of Kibo-PRC! (December 24, 2019)

JAXA conducted a simulation verification test of Kibo-PRC from November 12 to 15, 2019, in collaboration with NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC). The simulation cleared each test item successfully.

The New Zealand Space Agency has joined Kibo-ABC initiative! (October 10, 2019)

The Kibo-ABC secretariat recently received an application to join the Kibo-ABC initiative from the New Zealand Space Agency (NZSA), part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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