Kibo Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) 

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  • The ORION team from the  Yogyakarta State University (Indonesia) has been selected as the awardee of the Kibo-RPC UNOOSA slot and they will move on to the final round conducted by JAXA. For more details of the competition, see here
  • UNOOSA international slot is now closed for applications. For more details check the Rounds page from here.
  • JAXA uploaded the recordings of the Guidance Session #1 held on 2 March 2023. Watch from here


The Kibo-Robot Programming Challenge (Kibo-RPC) is an educational programme which students will solve various problems by moving free-frying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) using their programming skills in a simulation environment and, in the final, in the Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The main Kibo-RPC competition is organized by JAXA with the cooperation of NASA, and UNOOSA will organize an international slot to take part in the competition. 

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This is the first time that UNOOSA will join JAXA in the Kibo-RPC competition. The awardee will be selected in summer 2023.


This opportunity is in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the national space agency of Japan.  Japan is one of the 15 countries participating in the International Space Station project along with the United States of America, the Russian Federation, Canada, and European Countries. Japan contributes to this international project mainly through the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo", cargo transfer vehicles, and other essential technologies. 

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