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Hello,

I wote Blog about "Japan CSICE Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center's short-launch small satellite will be launched on the Canon Electronics & Space One's 1st rocket ?" check it.

http://orbitseals.blogspot.com/2020/08/1japan-csice-satellite-rocket.html

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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #41 on: 02/04/2021 04:58 am »
Looks like someone snapped a ground view pic of the spaceport on google maps, not much but it shows progress...

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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #42 on: 06/08/2021 06:15 am »
There are new satellite images available in Google Maps. The launch site seems to be almost finished.
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5450305,135.8883529,570m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #43 on: 06/09/2021 12:36 am »
The pace of launchpad construction seems to have slowed though from visual inspection.  Space One and friends are naturally tight lipped about the whole enterprise though. One would naturally wonder if the slowdown is due to external factors like COVID, or something internal...

In other rumors, allegedly a CE-SAT 1D and 1E are being prepared. 1D is another dev sat with a new in-house hyperspectral sensor, and 1E is the "final, serious, we really mean it, ver new new" mass production demo sat for the CE-SAT 1 series. Launch provider oddly wasn't mentioned.


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The rocket has been given the name KAIROS (Kii-based Advanced & Instant ROcket System), where the Kii Peninsula south of Osaka being where they are going to launch from.

https://www.space-one.co.jp/doc/pressrelease210618.pdf
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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #45 on: 06/29/2021 12:20 am »
Oh wow, the rumor mill just dropped a bunch of juicy tidbits, but most of them are so serious I don't think I can safely relay all of them.

What I can relay is the rumor mill is reporting rocket flight will probably be pushed back to 2023, and I quote, "curb your expectations".

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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #46 on: 07/01/2021 02:26 pm »
Space One rocket motor test was conducted at JAXA Noshiro solid rocket test site.
https://www.sakigake.jp/news/article/20210701AK0027/

This is an article by the local media, but the official announcement from Space One has not yet been made.
(Even if Space One relies on government demand, it's hard to understand that they don't give out any information so far.
It's the exact opposite of a typical venture that has a lot of technical challenges but doesn't miss advertising.......)

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Re: Space One - Canon led consortium to develop small launchers
« Reply #47 on: 08/02/2021 01:00 am »
Space One rocket motor test was conducted at JAXA Noshiro solid rocket test site.
https://www.sakigake.jp/news/article/20210701AK0027/

This is an article by the local media, but the official announcement from Space One has not yet been made.
(Even if Space One relies on government demand, it's hard to understand that they don't give out any information so far.
It's the exact opposite of a typical venture that has a lot of technical challenges but doesn't miss advertising.......)

If I understand correctly, this was a third stage motor test.

Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #48 on: 08/06/2021 09:01 am »
Hello,

I estimated the performance of KAIROS based on publicly available information.

Since the diameter was estimated from the appearance information, φ1.35-1.4m was selected.
However, via a newspaper, it is reported to be 1.35m in diameter in July 2021.
So this is a rough estimate.

The following blog discloses the details, including the reasons for the approximate values.


http://orbitseals.blogspot.com/2020/07/space-one-ihi-space-one-rocket-launch.html


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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #49 on: 12/11/2021 01:11 pm »
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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #50 on: 12/13/2021 12:59 am »
It's very telling that they say rocket #1, not KAIROS #1...

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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #51 on: 01/05/2022 03:15 am »
Looks like they had a test run of the first stage motor with TVC recently...

http://kyodoshi.com/article/11047




They seem to make a big deal about the TVC, even though the rumor is the in-house TVC effort was stopped...

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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #52 on: 03/29/2022 04:13 am »
Not sure if Kairos related or not, but a little birdie said to pay attention to Spaceport America for some reason...

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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #53 on: 04/08/2022 01:14 am »
It's very telling that they say rocket #1, not KAIROS #1...


The rumor mill regarding Kairos had mixed signals for a while now, as there were conflicting rocket specs and information. Now we know why.


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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #54 on: 10/25/2022 08:04 am »
Apparently employees in public forums have announced February 2023 for first launch. They are close to the finish line, but I still expect that date to slip a little.

Apparently there was another test burn completed this month.

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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #55 on: 10/25/2022 08:24 am »
Apparently employees in public forums have announced February 2023 for first launch. They are close to the finish line, but I still expect that date to slip a little.

Launch of Kairos, or the above mentioned "Rocket #1"? Orbital launch, or suborbital test? Could you quote/link one of these public forum posts?
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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #56 on: 10/25/2022 10:37 pm »
Apparently employees in public forums have announced February 2023 for first launch. They are close to the finish line, but I still expect that date to slip a little.

Launch of Kairos, or the above mentioned "Rocket #1"? Orbital launch, or suborbital test? Could you quote/link one of these public forum posts?

Public forum meaning a seminar or event, don't have a link to coverage unfortunately. Unconfirmed , but this appears to be the full Kairos rocket, so should be a full up orbital attempt with all the solid stages, but no confirmation on the kick/upper stage presence.

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Re: Space One - KAIROS small launch vehicle
« Reply #57 on: 10/26/2022 01:35 am »
Found an article+video of the launch (delay) announcement.

https://www.agara.co.jp/article/232303


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