Engine cut off after two seconds and the vehicle fell back to the pad and exploded.
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
7 rockets have launched from Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan.
MOMO v0 – Interstellar Technologies
Length: 9.9 m
Diameter: 0.5 m
Launch Mass: 1 T
The MOMO v0 was manufactured by Interstellar Technologies with the first launch on 2017-07-30. MOMO v0 has 1 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 5 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 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.
Momo v0 was replaced by v1 in 2021.
Administration: 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.