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Amazing Fact! Japan’s Small Experimental Rocket Fails To Launch Tiny Satellite

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Japan’s space program troubleshoot is still on which leads to the failure in Japan’s Small Experiment on Rocket. Here we will provide you all the details regarding the same news. Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency reports that the launch of its miniature rocket SS 520-4 rocket ended as failure. SS 520-4 was known as the world’s smallest satellite ever launch vehicle which is just 35 feet long and 20 inches wide. It was supposed to be a record-maker which made a case for tiny satellites.

In fact, it is more efficient than any other giant rockets and satellites. The first stage went off without a hitch but communication problems prevented the second stage from igniting and carrying a carrying a micro-satellite, TRICOM 1, into orbit. While rocket failures certainly aren’t unheard of (just ask SpaceX), the incident is a black eye given what Japan wanted to achieve.But that doesn’t mean the mini rocket dream is dead now. Java will make sure once again that next experiment goes according to the plan. So we will be waiting for the next launch.

Japan’s Small Experimental Rocket Fails To Launch Tiny Satellite

According to Java the First Stage of experiment SS-520-4 rocket was as per the plan but then flight controllers wasn’t able to receive any signals from the booster which leads to the failure in Japan’s Small Experiment on Rocket. The space program troubleshoot occurred for about 20 seconds and the abort occurred for 3 minutes after the liftoff. Japan’s Small Experimental Rocket launch was going to launch the SS-520-4 Rocket on Sunday 10th January 2017 but unfortunately, it was delayed repeatedly due to weather conditions.

Amazing Fact! Japan's Small Experimental Rocket Fails To Launch Tiny Satellite
Amazing Fact! Japan’s Small Experimental Rocket Fails To Launch Tiny Satellite

SS-520-4 Rocket design is 31 foot tall .i.e. 9.5 meters and its expanded upon a two-stage sounding rocket that was capable of lifting experiments to space for a few minutes. Whereas, the weight of the rocket is 2.9 tons .i.e. 2.6 meters tons in diameter as it operates the use of solid fuel. The CubeSat, TRICOM-1, weighs in at approximately 6.6 lbs. (3 kilograms), and measures just 4.7 inches (12 centimeters) in length and width and 13.8 inches (35 cm) in height.

On the other hand small satellites such as TRICOM-1 are most frequently launched into space and they are mostly launched alone. This project’s budget was $3.5 million, and it was a one-of-a-kind demonstration toward building future “nano launcher” rockets.This latest launch demonstrates the potential for using the low-cost, dedicated crafts for satellites that relies on commercial technology. The U.S company Rocket Lab, and others are also working on small and low-cost launch on vehicle for tiny satellites.

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