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Flight 5

MOMO

Interstellar Technologies

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Flight 5

Type: Suborbital

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.

Location

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

5 rockets have launched from Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan.

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

Rocket

MOMO

Length: 9.9 meters
Diameter: 0.502 meters
First Launch: 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

Abbreviation: ISTECH
Administration: Takahiro Inagawa
Founded: 2005

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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