ASTRO E

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

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

Astro E is a X-ray astronomy satellite bulit as a joint effort of NASA and the Japanese space agency ISAS. Observing the X-ray spectrum of the distant universe, Astro-E was to open a new window into the workings of black holes, neutron stars, active galaxies, and other very energetic objects. Astro E was lost in a launch vehicle failure in February 2000, but a repeat Astro E2 (renamed Suzaku after successful launch) was built to conduct the mission. It was launched in July 2005 aboard a Japanese improved M-5 rocket.

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

M-V Pad


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