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Haruka

M-V

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Haruka

Type: Astrophysics

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.

Location

M-V Pad

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

M-V Pad, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Rocket

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.

Agency

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.

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