EXPRESS

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Low Earth Orbit Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

EXPRESS (Experiment Re-entry Space System) was a multi-national (Germany, Japan, Russia, Australia) project for a small, micro gravity and reentry research spacecraft. The spacecraft was procured from Khrunichev for a cost of 30 Mio. DM.

Mu-3S-II

Family: Mu
Configuration: S-II

The Mu, also known as M, was a series of Japanese solid-fuelled carrier rockets, which were launched from Uchinoura between 1966 and 2006. Originally developed by Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Mu rockets were later operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency following ISAS becoming part of it.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    27.8 m
  • Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Launch Mass
    61 T
  • Thrust
    1930 kN
Family
  • Name
    Mu-3S-II
  • Family
    Mu
  • Variant
    S-II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Mu-3S-II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

(ISAS)

Successes: 21 Failures: 7 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan's space development.

INFO WIKI

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Mu Center


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Falcon 9
Success
21 hours, 36 minutes ago
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A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 11 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-15
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-13
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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


Hyperbola-1
Failure
6 days, 1 hour ago
Jilin-1 Mofang-01A(R)
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Long March 7
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Tianzhou-4
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Third cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 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 ago
Jilin-1 Wideband-01C & High Resolution 03D-27 to 33
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Electron
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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Long March 11
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D-04 to 07 & 04A
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.