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Last Updated:July 20, 2020

Kibo-RPC News: JAXA Conducts Process Checkout of 1st Kibo-RPC (July 20, 2020)

JAXA conducted Process Checkout of Kibo-PRC on May 21, 2020 in collaboration with NASA's Astrobee team.

National Space Organization, the Taiwan Space Agency has joined Kibo-ABC initiative! (July 13, 2020)

The Taiwan Space Agency, the National Space Organization (NSPO), joined the Kibo-ABC initiative on March 16th 2020.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre joined Kibo-ABC initiative! (June 18, 2020)

The Kibo-ABC secretariat received a letter from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in the UAE expressing their wish to participate in the Kibo-ABC initiative.

"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.

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