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: 24 Failures: 8 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

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1 week, 2 days ago
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Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
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Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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