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Bisei Spaceguard Center
Our solar system includes many small celestial bodies called asteroids. In addition, defunct spacecraft and artificial satellites whose mission has ended are still orbiting the Earth, and are now called space debris.

Bisei Spaceguard Center (BSGC) is the first institution in the world that was established specifically to keep track of asteroids and space debris.

BSGC was constructed in 2000 in Bisei-cho, Okayama, by Japan Space Forum (JSF) with the aid of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Its annual operating expenses are covered by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)and the daily observation work is performed by members of Japan Spaceguard Association , a non-profit organization.

On clear nights, at the state-of-the-art BSGC facility, the skies are monitored to discover and track moving celestial bodies such as asteroids and space debris.
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[Observation of celestial bodies]
 [Observation of space debris]
Contact us:www-bsgc@spaceguard.or.jp
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