MOMO

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Interstellar Technologies (ISTECH)

July 30, 2017

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    9.9 m
  • Diameter
    0.502 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1 T
  • Thrust
    12 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    100 km
Family
  • Name
    MOMO
  • Family
    MOMO
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    MOMO
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Interstellar Technologies

None
Takahiro Inagawa
ISTECH 2005

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.

Upcoming Spaceflights


MOMO | Flight 4

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
July 27, 2019, 2:05 a.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Suborbital

The Momo-4 rocket will carry a research device developed by Kochi University of Technology and release a paper plane in space as part of an experiment proposed by Castem Co., a precision parts manufacturer based in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, that provided some of the funding for the project.

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MOMO | Flight 3

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
May 4, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Suborbital

Flight duration : 515 seconds Maximum altitude : 113.4 km Downrange : 37 km from the launch site This was the first successful attempt following two consecutive failures for the previous MOMO series, and has provided valuable telemetry data for further development within IST.

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MOMO | Launch 2

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
June 29, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Suborbital

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

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MOMO | 1st Test Flight

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
July 30, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Suborbital

First Test Flight of the MOMO suborbital rocket. Flight was terminated about 80 seconds after engine ignition.

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