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Ryusei




A ballistic capsule for testing materials and acquiring data related to atmospheric reentry for use in design of the Japanese HOPE space plane; "Ryusei" means "meteor".


launch Feb. 3, 1994
launch vehicle H-2
launch site Tanegashima
orbit 450 × 451 km × 30.5°
mass 865 kg


Related categories

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