The International Space Station (ISS) Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) held
March 7, 2018
On January 23, 2018, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology held the International Space Station (ISS) Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) meeting, where JAXA participated as an ISS program partner.
The ISS MCB meeting is a high-level international coordination board meeting that intends to regularly discuss important issues related to ISS operations and utilization.
At the meeting, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, and the US discussed the operations of ISS as an in-obit laboratory, which included important research and verifications for future space exploration. In addition, the board members explored ways to continuously promote ISS utilization aimed at commercial and economic activities that will enable mankind to obtain benefits and reduce costs in low-earth orbit, and ISS utilization aimed for an expanded area of manned activities in the solar system.