2. Annual Meetings
  3. APRSAF-21
  4. Technical Tours


Technical Tours

APRSAF-21 will offer two technical tours to enhance your meeting experiences.

Booking Closed

  • Destination:Tsukuba Space Center (Pamphlet)
  • Location:2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8505
  • Date:Friday, 5 December 2014
  • Time:14:00 - 19:00(TBD)
  • Fee:Free

JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC), located in Tsukuba Science City, opened its doors in 1972. The TKSC, which sits on a 530,000 square-meter site, with beautiful natural surroundings, is a consolidated operations facility with world-class equipment and testing facilities. As the center of Japan’s space network, the TKSC plays an important role in the research and development of spacecraft, such as satellites and launch vehicles, and also in control and track of satellites on orbit.

14:00 Meet
in front of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
14:15 Departure from the meeting point for Tsukuba Space Center [by chartered bus]
15:30 Arrival at Tsukuba Space Center
15:30-16:00 Welcome Remarks and
Brief Introduction of JAXA activities 2014 and Tsukuba Space Center
16:00-17:20 Facility Tour (TBD)
(Exhibition room, H-II Launch Vehicle, , KIBO-Control Room, 13mΦSpace Chamber etc.)
17:30 Departure from Tsukuba Space Center [by chartered bus]
19:00 Arrival in Tokyo
*Arrival time may change due to traffic condition.

*There is a possibility of change in the contents of the tour.
*Please bring your photo ID.

  • Destination:Tanegashima Space Center (Pamphlet)
  • Location:Mazu, Kukinaga, Minamitane-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-3793
  • Date:Saturday, 6 December 2014 - Sunday, 7 December 2014
  • Fee:JPY 79,000

The Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) was established in 1969. It is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan (9,700,000 square meters) and is located in the south of Kagoshima Prefecture, along the southeast coast of Tanegashima. The TNSC's main role is the management of satellites at every stage of flight including countdown, launching, and tracking. The TNSC is expected to play an increasingly important role as the demand for satellites grows.

Tour detail