Tsukuba Space Centre

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A major facility of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) located in Tsukuba Science City north of Tokyo. Opened in 1972, it has been responsible for the development of Japanese satellites and rockets as well as tracking and controlling them after launch. Currently it is developing and testing the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Kibo for the International Space Station. TKSC also undertakes astronaut training. Japan's Office of Space Flight and Operations, the Office of Space Application, the Institute of Space Technology and Aeronautics, and part of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science are located at the TKSC.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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