Fundamental Technology Research

Cutting-edge technological power is required for conducting highly reliable aerospace activities that can attain safe and reliable achievements. For that reason, verification through research and development (R&D) is important, thus JAXA has been engaging in R&D in fundamental technologies that can be commonly applied in the aerospace field.
Technologies necessary for space projects that are exposed to the severe space environment are unique, and many areas are still unknown, hence researchs on them are leading-edge.

Research Contents

Technology for products and components

We promote basic research and maintain and improve fundamental technological research in the aerospace field.

Test and Verification in Space

We conduct research to create 20 kg- to 100 kg- class engineering test micro-satellites in a short period of time with low costs.

Challenge to Novel Technology

We perform leading-edge mission research toward future projects in order to continuously advance Japan’s space development for the future.