Flight 3

MOMO

Interstellar Technologies

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Flight 3

Type: Suborbital

Flight duration : 515 seconds Maximum altitude : 113.4 km Downrange : 37 km from the launch site This was the first successful attempt following two consecutive failures for the previous MOMO series, and has provided valuable telemetry data for further development within IST.

Location

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

5 launches have been at this location.

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan, Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Rocket

MOMO

Length: 9.9 meters
Diameter: 0.502 meters
First Launched: July 30, 2017

Momo is a Japanese sounding rocket capable of delivering 20 kg to a height of 100 km. It is privately developed by Interstellar Technologies Inc. (IST).

The single stage Momo is powered by a pressure-fed engine fueled with ethanol and liquid oxygen. The engine is gimbaled for steering, with cold gas thrusters providing roll control.

The MOMO rocket has been launched a total of 5 times with 1 successful and 4 failed launches.

Agency

Interstellar Technologies

Type:
Abbreviation: ISTECH
Administration: Takahiro Inagawa
Founded: 2005
Launchers:
Spacecraft:
Country: JPN

Interstellar Technologies, Inc. (Japanese: インターステラテクノロジズ(株) Hepburn: Intāsutera Tekunorojizu (kabu)) is a Japanese NewSpace company. It is a rocket spacelaunch company developing the MOMO launcher. Its stated goal is to reduce the cost of access to space. In 2017, it became the first Japanese company to launch a privately developed space rocket, though the launch was unsuccessful. The company plans to complete a rocket by 2020 that would be capable of launching small satellites into orbit.

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