Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.


"Kibo Utilization Symposium in Kansai" to be held in Osaka

November 9, 2001 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) will hold the second symposium concerning the International Space Station(ISS) Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) Utilization "The century of Space Renaissance - making the ISS more open to our society -". NASDA held the first "Kibo Utilization Symposium" on March 2001, with the aim to increase the diversity of Kibo utilization to new fields and forms.

1.Date and time: November 28 (Wednesday), 2001 9:30 - 17:00
2.Site: Umeda Sky Building 36F, Sky Room(1-1-88, Ooyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan)
3.Host Organization: NASDA
4.Cooperative Organizations: Osaka Science & Technology Center (OSTEC), Kansai Space Forum (KSF), ISS Business Forum, Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center(JSUP), Institute for Future Technology(IFTECH)
5.Supporting Organizations: *Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) *Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
6.Fee: charge-free (prior applications are necessary)
7.Inquiries and public applications should be contacted to: 3-30-16 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8624, Japan Sadanori KAWANO Space Experiment Promotion Department Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center(JSUP)
Phone to: +81-3-5273-2442
Fax to: +81-3-5273-0705
E-mail to:
8.Other: This symposium will be broadcasted live at NASDA Headquarters(Minato-ku, Tokyo) and NASDA Tsukuba Space Center(Tsukuba, Ibaraki).