Emergency alert is activated!!

Some items for “Asian Try Zero-G,” a simple space experiment event for students, are missing on the International Space Station (ISS).

Time is short.

Your team’s mission is to program Astrobee to search for the missing items before the event starts.

Good luck!

Get your program uplinked immediately!

This is fiction and is not happening in real time
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Who can enter the Kibo-RPC?

Read the Kibo-RPC Guidebook carefully

How to Join the Australian Kibo-RPC program

Entry Qualification

1. Australian students up to graduate school may apply for the competition.

2. A team is comprised of more than three members.

Application Process

1. Please carefully read the Kibo-RPC Guidebook carefully.

2. Please fill out the application form for Kibo-RPC and submit it to info@onegiantleapaustralia.com

The application deadline is May 13, 2024 (23:59)AEST.

Application Form

3. The Kibo-RPC POC will inform you of your team ID via email.

Kibo RPC 2024 High-level Schedule

Call for participation

Deadline: 23:59 AEST May 13 2023

Team application, virtual training and self-learning:

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

https://github.com/nasa/astrobee

Release of Simulation Environment

April 2024

Participants will create programs using JAXA’s simulation environment.

Preliminary Round

APK Submission Deadline: Mid- July 2024

Program Improvement

Winning team(s) will go to the final round.

Final Round in ISS / Kibo

Around September-October 2024

Final round will be hosted by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) at Tsukuba Space Center with real-time connections with ISS and will be also broadcasted globally.

Note that this schedule is subject to change depending on the experiment schedule in the ISS.

Game Rules

Rules to be released in April- stay tuned!

Why enter the Kibo RPC?

The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge is an educational program in which students solve various problems by programming free-flying robots (Astrobee and Int-Ball) in the International Space Station (ISS).

The Kibo-RPC will inspire students to develop their educational and professional goals to a higher level.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge methodologies and hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through this program.

The Kibo-RPC will also expand international exchange by encouraging students to interact with other participants from around the world.

Questions?

If FAQ does not resolve an issue, please contact us

Supported by

One Giant Leap Australia Foundation is the Australian Kibo-RPC Point of Contact, partnering with the Australian Space Agency in engaging with the education sector in Australia.