Emergency alert is activated!!

In 2021, a recurring air leak was repaired by talented Asian student programmers.

It seemed that the crisis had been successfully resolved…

However, due to the recent increase in space debris, the ISS was hit by a group of debris in 2022.

As a result, the air leak repaired in 2021 recurred, and a new sign of air leak was also detected.

Student programmers, save the ISS from these crises!

Get your program uplinked immediately!

This is fiction and is not happening in real time
2023/05/31 23:59:14

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 31, 2023 (23:59)AEST.

Application Form

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

Kibo RPC 2022 High-level Schedule

Call for participation

Deadline: 23:59 AEST 31 May 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)


One Giant Leap Australia Foundation will provide Friday ZOOM training sessions to teams beginning June 3rd.

Release of Simulation Environment

April 2023

Participants will create programs using JAXA’s simulation environment.

Preliminary Round

APK Submission Deadline: July 2023

Program Improvement

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

Final Round in ISS / Kibo

Around September 2023

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

1. Move Astrobee to Point 1 and illuminate the centre of the Target 1 with Astrobee’s laser.

2. Move Astrobee to near Point 2 and read AR tags around Target 2.

3. Analyse the position/orientation of the target from information obtained from the AR tags.

4. Adjust Astrobee’s position/orientation and illuminate the centre of the target with Astrobee’s laser.

5. Finally, report completion of the mission to a crew member. Your score is calculated from the accuracy of laser pointing and the elapsed time.

This is an overview of the rules. Please refer to the Rulebook for details.


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.


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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.