Full Name International Space Station Utilization: Japanese Experiment Module Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 11 Mar 2008
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jan 2031
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 400 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) of the International Space Station (ISS) is Japan's first human space facility and enhances the unique research capcabilities of the ISS. In JEM (also known as Kibo), up to four astronauts can perform experimental activities in a pressurised laboratory as well as use the exposed facility (JEM-EF) for unpressurised experiments. The module consists of six components: Pressurised Module (JEM-PM), Exposed Facility (JEM-EF), Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurised Section (ELM-PS), Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES), Remote Manipulator System (JEM-RMS), and Inter-orbit Communication System (JEM-ICS). The JEM elements were launched by NASA onboard three Space Shuttle flights in March 2006, May 2008 and July 2009.
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