Fundamental Technology Research Technology for products and components

JAXA has been promoting basic research in the aerospace field and maintaining and improving fundamental technology research.
We also facilitate research and development on cutting-edge technologies for the aerospace field that is expected to be required in the future in order to actively cope with requests from society.

Technology for major parts and components

The Institute of Aeronautical Technology has important responsibilities, including conducting basic research, to create new technology for the future as well as researching fundamental technologies such as improving common technologies for test and analysis.

The "LNG propulsion system" is a new propellant system to gain thrust by burning liquid natural gas (LNG whose major content is liquid methane) and liquid oxygen in a rocket engine.