Emergency alert is activated!!

The ISS air leak that occurred in 2020 was repaired by talented programmers in Asia.

Due to minimal resources being available, only an emergency measure was taken.

In the beginning days of 2021 and surprising everyone, the emergency alert activated! The air leak repair had opened.

The location of the leak has been identified.

The team challenge is now to do a complete repair of the air leak and report successful completion of the mission to the astronauts!

Get your program uplinked immediately!

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Who can enter the Kibo-RPC?

Read the Kibo-RPC Guidebook and Entry Description carefully.

How to enter our team in the Kibo RPC?

A team is comprised of 3 or more members.
Fill in the Application Form and send to onegiantleap@bigpond.com.

Kibo RPC 2021 High-level Schedule

Call for participation
February, 2021 Deadline: 23:59 AEST 6 June 2021

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 2 day weekend training to teams.

Release of Simulation Environment
April 2021
Participants will create programs using JAXA’s simulation environment.

Preliminary Round
APK Submission Deadline: 21 June 2021
Competition period: 22 June – July 16

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

Final Round in ISS / Kibo
Around October 2021

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.

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

Kibo RPC Challenge rules

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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One Giant Leap Australia Foundation has been nominated as the Australian Kibo-RPC Point of Contact to support the Australian Space Agency in engaging with the education sector in Australia

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NSW Government