Tanegashima Space Center, Minamitane-cho

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The Tanegashima Space Center (種子島宇宙センター, Tanegashima Uchū Sentā) (TNSC) is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan with a total area of about 9.7 square kilometers. It is located on the southeast coast of Tanegashima, an island approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Kyushu. It was established in 1969 when the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) was formed, and is now run by JAXA.

The activities that take place at TNSC include assembly, testing, launching, and tracking satellites, as well as rocket engine firing tests.
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  • We travelled to Tanegashima just to visit the Space Center (literally, we head there straight from the pier and back to the pier right after), and even though we spent 3.5 hours (one-way) just to get....  more »
  • While the southern tip of Tanegeshima gives you the history of the past, visiting the JAXA Musuem and launching site shows you the future. The musuem gives you replicas, films, and exhibits of...  more »
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  • If you're a space lover then I highly recommend you to go there and visit the amazing museam with a pure Japanese style ...I love Japan and also JAXA.
  • Worth visiting if you're interested in the spaceships and the astronauts. If not, not much to enjoy

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