Taiki Aerospace Research Field

Summary

Taiki Aerospace Research Field in 2010

Taiki Aerospace Research Field is a facility of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. It is located within the Taiki Multi-Purpose Aerospace Park (大樹町多目的航空公園) of Taiki, Hokkaido, Japan.

It is used, among other things, for scientific balloon launches. Rocket launch pad of Interstellar Technologies (IST) resides next to the field.

In April 2021, a plan to expand the park to form Hokkaido Spaceport was announced.[1] The launch pad currently used by IST for the sounding rockets is called Launch Complex-0. Launch Complex-1, the new launch pad for orbital launch is planned to be available in JFY2023, and another pad Launch Complex-2 is planned in JFY2025.[1] The current 1000-meter runway is planned to be extended to 1300 m, and also possibility of new 3000 m runway in future.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c 目指すは“宇宙版シリコンバレー”、アジア初の宇宙港を北海道で実現せよ (in Japanese). MONOist. 23 April 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ 「北海道スペースポート」が本格始動へ、新たに運営会社SPACE COTANが設立 (in Japanese). Mynavi. 23 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.

External links

  • Taiki Aerospace Research Field, JAXA
  • 大樹町多目的航空公園, Taiki Town. (in Japanese)
  • Hokkaido Spaceport

Coordinates: 42°30′00″N 143°26′29″E / 42.50000°N 143.44139°E / 42.50000; 143.44139