Island closest to space - Tour of the Tanegashima Space Center -

We would like to guide you around the Tanegashima Space Center, mainly focusing on the Yoshinobu Launch Complex for large-scale launch vehicles.

Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC)

Established in 1969, the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan with an area of 9.7 million square meters. It is located in the south of Kagoshima Prefecture, along the southeast coast of Tanegashima Island. It is known as the most beautiful rocket-launch complex in the world.
The center is in charge of launch activities for Japanese rockets with various payloads as all launch-related operations are performed here including the assembly of a launch vehicle, final inspections of payloads, and the loading of payloads onto the launch vehicle.

Yoshinobu Launch Complex (for large-scale launch vehicles)

Click the numbers on the map for explanations about respective facilities.

Tanegashima Space Center

Click the letters on the map for explanations about respective facilities.