Oct 2019

Call for Participation

  • Call for participation starts from October 11th 2019.
How to Enter
the Kibo-RPC


  • Particiapants will access to the Github repository provided by NASA to learn about the programming of the space robot (Astrobee).

Nov 2019

Program Development

  • Initial release of simulation environment is planned for November 20th 2019.
  • Participants will create programes using JAXA's simulation environment.

Apr 2020

Preliminary Round

  • It will be hosted by domestic space agency between April and June 2020.
  • Winning team(s) among Kibo-ABC countries will go to the final round.

Qualification Round

In the current plan, six countries will proceed to the final round. If more than six countries will pass the preliminary round, a qualification round will be carried out to select finalists.

Aug 2020

Program Refine

  • Finalists refine programs for ISS final round.
  • ISS rehearsals may take place in August 2020.

Sep 2020

Final Round in ISS / Kibo

  • It will be hosted by JAXA at Tsukuba Space Center around September 2020.
  • There will be real time connections with ISS and will be also broadcasted world wide.