Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Tsukuba Space Center


The Tsukuba Space Center will be closed from January 8th (Friday) for the time being in response to a request from Ibaraki Prefecture to refrain from going to and from the area where the declaration of emergency was issued.
We will reopen it as soon as it is ready after the state of emergency is lifted.

・Self-Guided Tour
・Guided Tours
・Convenience store

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

JAXA performs the following among our various activities to be promoted at the TKSC to fulfil its role as a core organization for Japan’s space development.

  • Development and operation of satellites, which are eyes from space, and analysis of acquired observation data (images).
  • Space environment utilization using the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station, providing astronaut training, and promoting manned space activities.
  • Development of launch vehicles and other space transportation systems and technological research promotion.


2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8505



Main Facilities

13mΦSpace Chamber

(Spacecraft Integration and Test Building)
Satellites and rockets are disassembled, and their parts and systems are tested to ensure their endurance in a vacuum and in the thermal environment of space.

Large Scale Vibration Test Facility (Spacecraft Integration and Test Building)

In this building, satellites or launch vehicles undergo vibration tests by separating them into each unit or system.

Radio Wave Test Facility

This facility is used to evaluate the conduct radiowave performance of spacecraft, properties tests of antennas and radiowave sensors, and measure their radiowave characteristics.

Aerospace Information Reference Center (Tsukuba Library)

The library at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center is a special library for the space field. Everyone is welcome there. Please contact us before you visit the library.

Open 9:30 - 17:45
Closed Saturday, Sunday, national holidays
E-mail STILIB*jaxa.jp (Please change ""*"" into ""@"".)