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SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

Ensuring your small satellite reaches the orbit you desire with flexible space transportation services, including dedicated launches and ridesharing, all on your schedule.

ADVANTAGES

ON-DEMAND

Your Destination,
Your Timeline

Providing on-demand transportation services to reach desired orbits and altitudes, offering a dedicated solution that addresses the limitations of shared transportation for large satellites. Seamlessly integrate in-house design, manufacturing, testing, and launch operations to significantly reduce the time from contract signing to launch.

FLEXIBILITY

Tailored Solutions for
Your Needs

In-house design and manufacturing capabilities grant flexibility to meet your needs. Customizing the system to match your requirements and handling sudden changes ensures high customer satisfaction.

LOW COST

Globally Competitive
Launch Costs

Offering one of the most competitive price points in the small satellite launch market. We strive to reduce prices through the in-house development of core technologies and the active utilization of cutting-edge technologies such as consumer-grade components and 3D printing.

A two-stage rocket for launching satellites into orbit. Various orbits available from low inclination to polar.

SPECS

ORBIT&ALTITUDE
LEO
MAX PAYLOAD WEIGHT
LEO 800kg
SSO 250kg
LENGTH
32m
DIAMETER
2.3m
TOTAL WEIGHT
71 tons
PROPELLANT
Fuel: Liquid Methane
Oxidizer: Liquid Oxygen

COMPONENTS

  • 1.FAIRING

    Made of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) to protect the payload during transportation.

  • 2.PAYLOAD SECTION

    For carrying satellites into space.

  • 3.SECOND STAGE TANKS

    For liquid methane and liquid oxygen, constructed from aluminum alloy.

  • 4.SECOND STAGE ENGINE

    Engine for reaching orbit, with a high expansion ratio nozzle.to reach orbit.

  • 5.FIRST STAGE TANKS

    Aluminum alloy tanks housing liquid methane and liquid oxygen.

  • 6.FIRST STAGE ENGINES

    Designed to propel the rocket into space, each of the nine engines has a thrust capacity of approx. 130kN (about 13 tons) and is equipped with regenerative cooling and turbopump technology. During flight, these engines are jettisoned along with the first-stage tank.

  • 7.ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM

    Gimbal mechanisms enable the engines to change direction and control the rocket's flight.

  • 8.AVIONICS

    Equipped with computers, sensors, and communication devices for controlling the rocket.

  • 9.FUSELAGE STRUCTURE

    Adopts a sandwich structure with an aluminum core material sandwiched between CFRP.

TECHNOLOGY

ENGINE

Rocket engines often make up half of the total manufacturing costs. Introducing innovative manufacturing technology and design approaches, Interstellar's engines have been developed with remarkable cost-effectiveness compared to conventional rocket engines, while maintaining high-performance capabilities and facilitating mass production.

PINTLE INJECTOR

Overcoming the limitations of traditional pintle injectors, which often struggle to deliver sufficient performance, by reducing the number of components to one-tenth of conventional engines while achieving high combustion efficiency through design innovations.

WIRE-WRAPPING METHOD

An innovative manufacturing process ensuring short lead times and cost savings compared to conventional methods (patent pending).

TURBOPUMP SYSTEM

Developed in-house for cost efficiency, Interstellar's approach incorporates the latest technologies such as 3D printing into the components.

PROPELLANT

Interstellar's rockets employ liquid methane as a propellant, chosen for its high performance and affordability. With its manageable properties, methane offers excellent cost efficiency in both rocket production and operations. Additionally, the utilization of liquid biomethane from cow manure contributes significantly to carbon neutrality. This initiative not only addresses odor issues arising from manure in Hokkaido's dairy farming areas but also supports local energy self-sufficiency, enabling environmentally friendly development.

PROPELLANT TANK

Utilizing advanced aluminum welding technology, the fabrication of propellant tanks incorporates an in-house production process that encompasses design, manufacturing, and testing. This comprehensive approach ensures the achievement of cost reduction in the final product.

MECHATRONICS

The gimbal mechanism responsible for controlling the direction of the engine jets is a mechatronic component requiring advanced technology. This component is also utilized in Interstellar's suborbital launch vehicle MOMO.

AVIONICS

Interstellar's in-house production covers avionics hardware and software. Semiconductor technology from the automotive and general industrial sectors, combined with state-of-the-art technologies like 3D printing, enables lightweight and cost-effective component development.