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NASA/CASIS Ignores NASA's Own ISS Research Announcements

Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) Releases AO for International Research Participation on ISS Kibo Module “The Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to fund experiments to be conducted aboard the Japanese Experiment Module, Kibo, on the International Space Station in FY2014 or later. JAXA is recruiting proposals that “make full use of the Kibo’s unique environment that will have major impacts on science, technology, industry and […]

  • NASA Watch
  • May 2, 2012
JAXA Wants (but can't attract) More Private Sector Funds

Price too high on space module for hire, Daily Yomiuri “The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has received few requests from private corporations wanting to lease space in the research module Kibo on the International Space Station, with the high cost thought to be a major reason for the lack of interest. Under a pricing system introduced by JAXA in June last year, corporations can pay 5.5 million yen per hour […]

  • NASA Watch
  • October 3, 2010