Interstella Technologies Inc.
Construction of a structural test building for microsatellite rocket ZERO and propellant tank tests completed
First test planned after this winter
Interstella Technologies Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Taiki-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido; President: Takahiro Inagawa; hereinafter referred to as Interstella Technologies), a comprehensive space infrastructure company that aims to solve the problems of the earth through space transportation and space utilization, is pleased to announce that We are pleased to inform you that the structural test building for testing the propellant tank of the small satellite launch vehicle “ZERO” (hereafter ZERO) has been completed. The development of each component of ZERO is progressing steadily, and Interstella
Technologies will continue to push forward with its business in order to build an overwhelmingly low-cost and convenient means of
transportation to space.
Used for primary testing of rocket propellant tanks
The structural test building was constructed on the south side of the head office building, and is equipped with a “pressure test” facility (height 16.4m, width 12m, depth 8m, total floor area 72m2, left side of the photo) to check the durability of the tank against pressure, and airtightness. It consists of two buildings for “airtightness test” facilities (height 5.3m, width 5.2m, depth 13m, total floor area 65m2, right side of the photo). ZERO, which Interstella Technologies is currently developing in earnest with the aim of launching the first aircraft, consists of a first stage tank (height approx. 7m, diameter 1.7m) and a second stage tank (height approx. 1.7m, diameter 1.7m). ) are being designed and manufactured, and the building will be used for development tests of these tanks and tests during rocket mass production. Hagiwara Construction Industry Co., Ltd. (head office: Obihiro City, Hokkaido), which participates in Interstella
Technologies’ partnership program “Everyone’s Rocket Partners”, was in charge of design and construction. In the same building, we are planning to test after this winter.
Structural test building overview
Location: 149-8 Mebu, Taiki-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido 089-2113 Architecture: steel frame
Construction period: April 2022 to August 2022
Design and construction: Hagiwara Construction Industry Co., Ltd. Reference: Main components of Rocket ZERO
“ZERO” is a small space rocket developed and manufactured by Interstella Technologies as a successor to the observation rocket “MOMO”, which has a track record of reaching space. It is a rocket (length 25m, diameter 1.7m, total weight 33t). We aim to launch the first unit in 2023 as an internationally competitive rocket with a cost of less than 600 million yen per rocket and competitive with overseas rocket companies. Small rockets like ZERO are targeted at small satellites, for which demand is growing significantly, and are characterized by the ability to carry them to desired orbits on demand, and the ability to flexibly respond to launch timings and missions. ZERO develops core technology in-house, such as the original design of the engine system, which is generally complicated and expensive. Low price due to the unique development system and the use of consumer products for avionics (electronic devices)
We are trying to
Interstella Technologies Inc. Company Profile
Interstella Technologies is a start-up company that aims to build an infrastructure for space that is overwhelmingly inexpensive and convenient to space, and to realize a future where everyone can access space. Headquartered in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, development is
progressing at four bases: Tokyo branch office, Fukushima branch office, and Muroran Institute of Technology (within Muroran Institute of Technology). The sounding rocket MOMO has achieved the first and only space flight by a domestic private company, and the development of the next-generation ultra-small satellite launch rocket ZERO is in full swing.
Address: 149-7 Mebu, Taiki-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido
Representative: Takahiro Inagawa, President and Representative Director Business: Rocket development, manufacturing, and launch services http://www.istellartech.com/
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