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Flight 6


Interstellar Technologies

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Flight 6

Type: Suborbital

Despite the MOMO unit's number, this is the seventh flight of the sounding rocket. Company aims to reach space for the third time.


Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

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

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



Length: 10.1 meters
Diameter: 0.5 meters
First Launch: July 3, 2021

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 v1 upgrade includes a higher thrust engine with a silica fiber reinforced plastic nozzle, as well as increased mass and length.

The MOMO v1 rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 2 successful and 0 failed launches.


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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Ken & Judy O' Neill
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Long live the MOMO Launcher .