Welcome to Edition 1.48 of the Rocket Report! Mostly good news
this week, with launch-related successes in Japan, the United
States, and New Zealand. We also have an interesting article
written by a friend of Vice President Mike Pence, who says NASA
should use Falcon Heavy rockets for the lunar return.
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Japanese start-up launches suborbital rocket.
Interstellar Technologies launched its suborbital Momo-3 booster to
an altitude of 114km on Saturday,
The Japan Times reports. The booster fell into the Pacific
Ocean 10 minutes after the launch. “It was a complete success.
We’ll work to achieve stable launches and mass-produce (rockets) in
quick cycles,” company founder Takafumi Horie told the
Source: FS – All – Science – News
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