Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Type: Planetary Science
EXPRESS (Experiment Re-entry Space System) was a multi-national (Germany, Japan, Russia, Australia) project for a small, micro gravity and reentry research spacecraft. The spacecraft was procured from Khrunichev for a cost of 30 Mio. DM.
Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.
Mu-3S-II – Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
- Family: Mu
- Length: 27.8 m
- Diameter: 1.41 m
- Launch Mass: 61 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 800 kg
The Mu-3S-II was manufactured by Institute of Space and Astronautical Science with the first launch on 1985-01-07. Mu-3S-II has 7 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. The Mu, also known as M, was a series of Japanese solid-fuelled carrier rockets, which were launched from Uchinoura between 1966 and 2006. Originally developed by Japan’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Mu rockets were later operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency following ISAS becoming part of it.
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science – ISAS
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: ISAS
- Launchers: Lambda
- Country: JPN
ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan’s space development.