ASIAN TRY ZERO-G

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ASIAN TRY ZERO-G

Asian Try Zero-G is a competition created by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that invites youths and young scientists/engineers from the Asia-Pacific region to design and submit proposals for simple microgravity experiments which are novel and creative. 

Selected proposals will be performed by JAXA astronauts onboard the Japanese Experiment Module “KIBO” on the International Space Station. The demonstration of the space experiments will be broadcasted live and transmitted to JAXA’s ground station at Tsukuba Space Center, Japan.

Since 2011, over 150 proposals have been submitted from countries e.g. Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Australia.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Encourage youths to develop an interest in space and space exploration
  • Highlight the value of microgravity
  • Promote the understanding and utilization of Japanese Experiment Module “KIBO” on the International Space Station
  • Inspire youths to come up with novel space experiments

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stand a chance to send your experiment to space and watch JAXA astronauts conduct it onboard the Japanese Experiment Module "KIBO" on the International Space Station
  • Winning teams will get to visit the Tsukuba Space Centre, witness the live broadcast of the experiment and meet JAXA astronauts
  • Meet and connect with international participants from Asia-Pacific region

PAST PROPOSALS

JAXA Astronaut Norishige Kanai performing the Aircraft Stability experiment on ISS

Credits: JAXA/NASA

Asian Try Zero-G 2018:

AIRCRAFT STABILITY

Nanyang Polytechnic and Naval Base Secondary School

To test the effect of ‘teardrop’ wings, and the effect of changing the neutral point of the aircraft.

Asian Try Zero-G 2018:

GYROSCROPE AND TIPPE TOP

NUS High School

To observe the reaction of the gyroscope when pressing it in one direction, while altering the center of gravity with an additional weight, and to also observe the movement of the Tippe Top.

Asian Try Zero-G 2016:

THE FLYING PAPER PLANE

Hillgrove Secondary School

Throwing paper planes with some variations of aileron, rudder, in ISS/Kibo to observe how they fly in the absence of gravity.

REQUIREMENTS

Category 1 

  • Singaporean student 18 years old and below
  • Students can sign up individually or as a team
  • Time required to complete the experiment should be less than 10 minutes
  • Experiment needs to be done with no tools or with items scheduled to be available onboard ISS e.g. simple office supplies, tools, designated items (TBC)
  • Student(s) can choose to look for a teacher to serve as mentor

Category 2

  • Singaporean scientist/engineer up to 27 years old
  • Only solo registrations allowed i.e. no team registration
  • Time required to complete the experiment should be less than 10 minutes
  • Experiment needs to be done with no tools or with items scheduled to be available onboard ISS e.g. simple office supplies, tools, designated items (TBC)

PROPOSAL DELIVERABLES

  • Hypothesis
  • Schematic Model
  • Mathematical & Theoretical Assumptions (Only Category 2)
  • Verification Method
  • Detailed procedure and estimated crew time require for experiment
  • Tools required 
  • Research paper summarizing experiment and results (Only Category 2, optional)

*Do note that proposals identical to those submitted in the previous years will be rejected.

Please click here to view past Asian Try Zero G experiments.

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Mr Claus Nehmzow​

CIO,
Eastern Pacific Shipping

david_geiling

Mr David Geiling

VP of APAC Sales,
Kymeta Corporation

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Mr Chng Zhen Hao​

CEO,
Cap Vista

claus_nehmzow

Mr Claus Nehmzow​

CIO,
Eastern Pacific Shipping

david_geiling

Mr David Geiling

VP of APAC Sales,
Kymeta Corporation

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Mr Chng Zhen Hao​

CEO,
Cap Vista

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FAQ

REGISTRATION

Have an experiment that you would like to send to space? 

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All questions, comments and feedbacks are always welcome.