Sixth flight of Interstellar Technologies MOMO rocket. First flight using the MOMO v1 design bringing various improvements over MOMO v0.
It reached an apogee altitude of 99 km.
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
7 rockets have launched from Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan.
MOMO v1 – Interstellar Technologies
Length: 10.1 m
Diameter: 0.5 m
Launch Mass: 1 T
The MOMO v1 was manufactured by Interstellar Technologies with the first launch on 2021-07-03. MOMO v1 has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. 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.
Administration: President: Takahiro Inagawa
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.