MOMO v1

Active MOMO

Interstellar Technologies (ISTECH)

July 3, 2021

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 v1 upgrade includes a higher thrust engine with a silica fiber reinforced plastic nozzle, as well as increased mass and length.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    10.1 m
  • Diameter
    0.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1 T
  • Thrust
    14 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    100 km
Family
  • Name
    MOMO v1
  • Family
    MOMO
  • Variant
    v1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    MOMO v1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Interstellar Technologies

None
President: 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. 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.

MOMO | Flight 6

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Hokkaido Spaceport, Japan
July 31, 2021, 8 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Despite the MOMO unit's number, this is the seventh flight of the sounding rocket. Company aims to reach space for the third time.

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MOMO | Flight 7

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Hokkaido Spaceport, Japan
July 3, 2021, 8:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Sixth flight of Interstellar Technologies MOMO rocket. First flight using the MOMO v1 design bringing various improvements over MOMO v0. It reached an apogee altitude of 99 km.

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