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TRICOM-1

SS-520-4

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

TRICOM-1

Type: Earth Science

TRICOM-1 is an experimental 3U cubsat build by University of Tokyo. It is equipped with 5 small cameras for Earth imaging purposes, and is also tasked with storing and transmitting data between ground terminals.

Location

KS Center

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

6 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

KS Center, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Rocket

SS-520

Length: 9.7 meters
Diameter: 0.5 meters
First Launch: January 14, 2017

The fourth configuration of SS-520. It would have been the smallest and lightest vehicle to put something into orbit, but it lost telemetry and was told to abort, falling into the ocean.

The SS-520 rocket has been launched a total of 1 times with 0 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: JAXA
Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa
Founded: 2003
Launchers: H-II

Country: JPN

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan’s national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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