Press Release


Completion of assembly of Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo"

July 19, 2009 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency  would like to announce that we have completed the assembly of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo," Japan's first manned space facility.
The assembly was confirmed to be completed as the Exposed Facility was attached to the Kibo's Pressurized Module by the STS-127 (2J/A) mission, and all functions were verified to be satisfactory at 11:23 a.m. on July 19, 2009 (Japan Standard Time.)
The Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" is now fully established as a permanent on-orbit laboratory that provides both pressurized and exposed experiment environments.

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