Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Astro E is a X-ray astronomy satellite bulit as a joint effort of NASA and the Japanese space agency ISAS. Observing the X-ray spectrum of the distant universe, Astro-E was to open a new window into the workings of black holes, neutron stars, active galaxies, and other very energetic objects. Astro E was lost in a launch vehicle failure in February 2000, but a repeat Astro E2 (renamed Suzaku after successful launch) was built to conduct the mission. It was launched in July 2005 aboard a Japanese improved M-5 rocket.
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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science – ISAS
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: ISAS
- Launchers: Lambda
- Country: JPN
ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan’s space development.