Suzaku

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Suzaku (formerly ASTRO-EII) was an X-ray astronomy satellite developed jointly by the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science at JAXA and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to probe high energy X-ray sources, such as supernova explosions, black holes and galactic clusters. It was launched on 10 July 2005 aboard the M-V rocket on the M-V-6 mission. After its successful launch, the satellite was renamed Suzaku after the mythical Vermilion bird of the South

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: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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