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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #100 on: 08/07/2017 03:26 AM »
It's interesting how japanese domestic reporting calls it a failure, but US reporting calls it a partial success.

Horie-mon is a bit miffed by Canon Electronics forming a new domestic newspace JV and he wasn't invited. If Interstellar can get a successful reflight in before Canon Electronics and their SS-520 reflight, we may see Horie-mon steal some of the PR thunder here.

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #101 on: 08/07/2017 03:45 AM »
It's interesting how japanese domestic reporting calls it a failure, but US reporting calls it a partial success.

Horie-mon is a bit miffed by Canon Electronics forming a new domestic newspace JV and he wasn't invited. If Interstellar can get a successful reflight in before Canon Electronics and their SS-520 reflight, we may see Horie-mon steal some of the PR thunder here.

They probably should be a bit miffed. I just saw the NHK news article on Canon using IST launch footage, but ( far as i can google-translate ) not a word about IST

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20170805/k10011088071000.html

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #102 on: 08/25/2017 01:54 AM »
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Japanese company plans second launch of privately funded sounding rocket this year
by Jeff Foust — August 23, 2017

LOGAN, Utah — A Japanese company whose first sounding rocket launch last month failed to reach space will try again by the end of the year as it continues work on a small launch vehicle.

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Horio said that, once in commercial service, Interstellar will sell launches of Momo for $300,000 each. The company expects to produce one rocket every one to two months.

http://spacenews.com/japanese-company-plans-second-launch-of-privately-funded-sounding-rocket-this-year/

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #103 on: 09/18/2017 01:49 AM »
Seems like they also showed their concept for the orbital version at press conference, it's visible at the right corner of the table.


https://twitter.com/nvslive/status/891835881677508608
Here's ansur_nied's rendering of Momo, the orbital rocket, and the British Black Arrow. 2 m is a rough estimate for the diameter.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2017 03:56 AM by Pipcard »

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #104 on: 12/01/2017 06:44 AM »
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初公開!今秋から行っているガス発生器の燃焼実験の様子です。 
このガス発生器は、軌道投入用ロケットのターボポンプを回すために作っています。
観測ロケット「MOMO」はヘリウムの圧力でエンジンに燃料を送っています。
軌道投入ロケットの性能を向上させるため、ターボポンプ開発を進めています!

https://twitter.com/natsuroke/status/936443020395782146

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Premiere! 
It is a combustion experiment of gas going from the fall.
To turn the Turbo orbital launch rocket gas generator is made.
Rockets 'MOMO' has sent fuel engine by the pressure of the helium. To improve the performance of the orbital launch rocket turbopump development underway!

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #105 on: 12/04/2017 06:23 AM »
So, will they launch this month? More importantly, will they launch before Canon Electronics Inc.?

Judging by their crowdfunding campaign status for MOMO2, maybe not (currently around 13% funded, with two months left in the campaign)

https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/54332


A lot of people are rooting for Interstellar and Horie-mon as the underdogs though.

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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #106 on: 01/17/2018 09:22 PM »
Momo 2 scheduled for Spring 2018.

"Momo2, which improved the Momo first unit launched on July 30, 2017, is currently under development aiming for the launch next spring."

http://www.istellartech.com/archives/1334
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Re: Interstellar Technologies
« Reply #107 on: 02/10/2018 03:09 PM »
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今度こそ宇宙へ! MOMO2号機をみんなで飛ばそう - クラウドファンディングCAMPFIRE https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/54332 パトロン924名、105%達成でクラウドファンディング終了しました!支援頂いた皆様本当にありがとうございます。これから打上げまでが本番ですので何卒引き続いての応援をお願い致します。

https://twitter.com/natsuroke/status/962345625546252289

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This time, into space! Momo2 fly-crowdfunding campfire https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/54332 patron of 924, 105% achieved crowdfunding! Thank you very much for your support. I ask for the support of the continuation because it is a real thing from now on to the launch.

They’ve currently raised a bit over ¥28.4M or about $250K.

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