Korea, Japan Discussing ISS Collaboration

Korea, Japan to Team Up for Space Technology
The Korea Times

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), the country’s space agency, said it is talking with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) over possible collaboration on several experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The experiments will be conducted on Japan’s Kibo ISS module ― which will be completed during the first half of this year ― sometime around 2012, a year after the ISS is expected to be totally outfitted.

Under the discussed plans, KARI will develop the mission unique equipment (MUE) to be used in the Kibo laboratory, while Japanese engineers will take care of the delivery and operation of the machines, KARI officials said.