Taiki Aerospace Research Field, which is a base for cooperation between the town of Taiki, Hiroo-gun in Hokkaido and JAXA, is located in the Taiki Multi-Purpose Aerospace Park.
Under a goal to apply the results of research on aerospace technology, various flight tests to confirm the accuracy of achievements and safety issues, began in 1997 at the Taiki Multi-Purpose Aerospace Park, which has a 1,000-meter long runway and large airspace. At that time, a flight test building was constructed to control the operations of test aircraft and to process flight test data.
Station-keeping flight tests of the stratospheric platform (SPF) were performed from 2001 to 2004. For these tests, JAXA's hangar, flight control tower, and weather observation facility were built.
From 2008, scientific balloon-borne experiments that used to be performed at Sanriku Balloon Center (1971 - 2007) in Ofunato-shi, Iwate Prefecture, will be performed at the Taiki Aerospace Research Field, where other space scientific experiments are also conducted.
- Flight Test Building
- Flight Control Building
- JAXA's Hangar
- Balloon Operation Building
- Weather Observation Equipment
- Handling Area
- Sliding Launcher for a Scientific Balloon