Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
HALCA (Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communication and Astronomy), a.k.a. VSOP (Very Large Baseline Interferometry Space Observatory Programme) or Muses-B, is the first astronomical satellite dedicated to Very-Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). It was launched on its maiden flight by ISAS’s M-5 [KM-V1] launch vehicle from Kagoshima Space Center on 12 February 1997.
Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.
M-V – IHI Corporation
- Family: Mu
- Length: 30.8 m
- Diameter: 2.5 m
- Launch Mass: 137 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1800 kg
The M-V was manufactured by IHI Corporation with the first launch on 1997-02-12. M-V has 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. The M-V rocket also called Mu-5 was a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.
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.