Sci-Tech | Jan 27

Japan's First Private Rocket Heads for the Stars

Wakayama, Jan 27 (News On Japan) - Japan's inaugural private rocket launch has been scheduled for March 9, fueling a wave of anticipation, opening new pathways into space.

Space One has established the country's first private rocket launch site in Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture, Western Japan. Initially planned for March 2022, the launch was postponed four times due to delays in parts procurement as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, among other factors.

Space One announced on Friday, January 26, that the launch is set to take place between 11:00 AM and noon on March 9th, this year, 2024.

Space One Director Mamoru Endo commented, "Creating a rocket from scratch, even a small one, is a monumental task. We had to overcome immense challenges."

On the day of the launch, a paid viewing area will be available. Ticket sales for this event will begin on the official website starting next Monday, January 29.

Source: YOMIURI


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