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.
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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.