Akari

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit M-V Pad Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Akari (ASTRO-F) was an infrared astronomy satellite developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in cooperation with institutes of Europe and Korea.

M-V

Family: Mu
Configuration: V

The M-V rocket also called Mu-5 was a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    30.8 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Launch Mass
    137 T
  • Thrust
    3780 kN
Family
  • Name
    M-V
  • Family
    Mu
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    M-V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

IHI Corporation

IHI Corporation

(IHI)

Successes: 6 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

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1 day, 17 hours ago
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Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 8 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-15
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Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 6 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-13
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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Failure
6 days, 21 hours ago
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Long March 7
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Tianzhou-4
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 4-17
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

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Electron
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