Interstellar Technologies

MOMO

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Takahiro Inagawa Founded: 2005 Successes: 1 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

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.[1] 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.

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MOMO

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Family: MOMO

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 single stage Momo is powered by a pressure-fed engine fueled with ethanol and liquid oxygen. The engine is gimbaled for steering, with cold gas thrusters providing roll control.

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Engine cut off after two seconds and the vehicle fell back to the pad and exploded.

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Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan


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