- Family: MOMO
- 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.
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. Interstellar Technologies is a JPN entity that was founded in 2005 and is administered by President: Takahiro Inagawa.
Interstellar Technologies has 3 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 7 launches.