Hmmm.....3 stage solid LV lofting 1.2thttp://www.satellitetoday.com/st/topnews/Details-of-New-Japanese-Cost-Cutting-Launch-Vehicle-Leaked_31916.html
Eventually, the new rocket may carry a landing vehicle for Japan’s Moon exploration project, targeted for 2020, the agencies said in the reports.
/Conspiracy onThis is an exercise in building an ICBM, right?
Quote from: Eerie on 08/12/2010 04:49 pm/Conspiracy onThis is an exercise in building an ICBM, right?People said the same thing about M-V. Didn't happen. Japan has a "no-ICBM" policy....
Here's an ideaTo increase the amount of payload the rocket can lift how about if JAXA were to cluster 9 of these Falcon 1s together as a single combined rocket?Finding a name for the new rocket could be a problem however... cheers Peter
Yasuhiro Morita, A New Type of Launch Vehicle: A Rocket with Artificial Intelligencehttp://www.jaxa.jp/article/interview/vol58/index_e.htmlGood Interview
Back to the J1, the first attempt a while back to generate a small orbital vehicle out of an SRB. That program ballooned in cost until it was replaced by the J2, the first iteration of Galaxy Express, until that program ballooned in cost.