To understand ISAS is to understand Japan's space science, because ISAS is the core of the country's space science research. ISAS also actively promotes public awareness of and interest in space science.
Message from the Director General of ISAS, Saku Tsuneta.
ISAS contributes to Japanese space development through research activities based on inter-university cooperation.
ISAS began when the first Pencil rocket experiment was conducted
by the University of Tokyo in 1955.
ISAS implements projects at the main campus located in Sagamihara
City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and related facilities across the
ISAS comprises various research departments, centers and project
ISAS actively nurtures young researchers and engineers through
its graduate school program.
ISAS is dedicated to space science education for children
and adults, as well as public outreach activities.
ISAS introduces joint research projects implemented
by Japan and international groups.
About the awarding of “ISAS Award”.