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Momo 1a - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

Momo 1a

Status

Success

DATE

19 FEB 1987

LAUNCH PROVIDER

National Space Development Agency of Japan + -img

National Space Development Agency of Japan

Launch Pad

Unknown Pad

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Description

Japanese Earth observation satellite

N-2

N-2

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Rocket Description

The N-II or N-2 was a derivative of the American Delta rocket, produced under licence in Japan. It replaced the N-I-rocket in Japanese use. It used a Thor-ELT first stage, a Delta-F second stage, nine Castor SRMs, and on most flights either a Star-37E or Burner-2 upper stage, identical to the US Delta 0100 series configurations. Eight were launched between 1981 and 1987, before it was replaced by the H-I, which featured Japanese-produced upper stages. All eight launches were successful.

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