Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Commercial Space

Japanese Rocket Launch Ends With a Glorious Explosion

The first privately funded Japanese sounding rocket MOMO-2 launched unsuccessful and its multi-cam video was released.

Interstellar Technologies, a space venture based in Taiki on Hokkaido, launched their second sounding rocket into space on July 30; the MOMO-2 was funded and developed independently without government support.

The rocket lost its thrust slightly after lift-off, then dropped to the ground and triggered a fire for about two hours. No one was injured from the incident.

Unexpected fire was found around the upper part of the engine immediately after lift-off, which caused some malfunction. The company will continue the investigation of the cause.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

Lunar

Harnessing the sun’s power is nothing new on Earth, but if a Japanese company has it’s way it will build a solar strip across...

X