Chofu-shi, Tokyo Headquarters Office / Chofu Aerospace Center

Chofu Aerospace Center to reopen its exhibit hall on 1 April 2021

We will reopen our exhibit hall at the Chofu Aerospace Center on Thursday 1st April 2021, with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Guided tours remain suspended until further notice. The health and safety of those who visit and/or work at JAXA is of the utmost importance. Thank you for your cooperation.

(Updated on 30 March 2021)

The Chofu Aerospace Center serves as JAXA's major research and development base. In particular, research into aviation is the main feature that characterizes the center. As a focal point of aeronautical research and development in Japan, the center plays an important role in supporting and leading the growth of the Japanese aviation industry. The center's research and development activities also include cultivating scientific and technological foundations that underpin the advancement of aerospace technologies in general. This includes pioneering studies on space technologies.

To support diverse activities in the space and sky from behind the scenes, the Chofu Aerospace Center is equipped with large-scale and specialized test facilities, such as wind tunnels, aeroengine test facilities, research aircraft, and a supercomputer. The center is making continuous efforts in satisfying evolving demands from users, through maintaining and improving these facilities, as well as through developing testing and analysis capabilities.

Chofu Aerospace Center

Location

7-44-1 Jindaiji Higashi-machi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8522

Chofu Aerospace Center Aerodrome Branch

Location

6-13-1 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0015

A part of JAXA's HQ's operations is managed in the Tokyo Office.

Main Facilities

6.5m×5.5m low-speed wind tunnel
Jet Engine Test Cell
fixed-wing aircraft cockpit system "FSCAT-A"
Multi-axis Vibration Evaluating System (MaVES)
JAXA supercomputer system

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