Skip to comments.Flames and Dismay: Deafening Explosion of Japanese Rocket During Launch (VIDEO
Posted on 06/30/2018 7:06:44 AM PDT by Eddie01
Exploding Rocket Launch Here
The 10-meter long MOMO rocket is the first rocket designed to be sent into space by a private company, without the assistance of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A previous attempt to launch MOMO into space 11 months ago failed as well.
Interstellar Technologies Inc. failed to launch a rocket in Japan on Friday, as the vehicle exploded a few seconds after liftoff, Japanese NHK news agency reported.
There were no injuries from the blast, as the start was remote and the closest spectators were at least 1,5 km away from the launch pad. Interstellar Technologies President Takahiro Inagawa has apologized for the incident, saying an engine malfunction could be the cause of the blast.
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Well it aint brain surgery.
That’s funny. The Japanese are the craziest camera people in the world. Every Japanese citizen probably owns 12 camera each. But the launch pad camera was “fixed” and didn’t follow the missile up...just focused on the pad instead.
Liquid propellant seems to have been throttled.
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Here is anover rink:
Footage of whole event
Slipped out of Drive ?
Looked like flame coming out of the base of the rocket, not just the thrust chamber.
Another bad o-ring?
Thanks. Definitely a big boom.
Sorry it failed, but ALL early German, Russian, U.S. (nasa, army, navy, and private ), Israeli, and Chinese missiles failed as well.
BTW, The tube seems “too strong (too heavy) “ compared to the common crumbling and bending of most other western missiles when the crash while still near vertical.
This sounds like a Japanese response to SpaceX, which is a good thing.
We did that very thing in the late 50’s. A lot.
It really is rocket science.
Looks like a fuel/oxidizer pump issue. Launch OK, then throttled back.
Now I see it! Yes. Bad o-ring, cracked pipe, turbo pump threw a blade, or?
Whatever it was interfered the propellant flow to the engine.
Gravity wins another round...
Haha, missed a gear?
It looks like it’s underpowered. Not enough big flames.
How’s that for a technical description?
Lateral spurt of flame at about the 2 second mark, then black smoke (lack of oxidizer in the chamber?)
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