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Myojo




A NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan) payload attached to the H-2 launch vehicle to monitor the rocket's performance, confirm the accuracy of the H-2 orbit injection, and collect data on the environment of the payload equipment; "Myojo" means "Venus". It was also known as the Vehicle Evaluation Payload (VEP).


launch date Feb. 3, 1994
launch vehicle H-2
launch site Tanegashima
orbit 449 × 36,261 km × 28.6°
total mass 2,391 kg


Related categories

   • JAPANESE SPACECRAFT
   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
   • JAPAN IN SPACE