Taiki’s dreams fly high again with successful launch of MOMO 7

Interstellar Technologies (IST), a venture company in the town of Taiki in the Tokachi region, successfully launched its small-scale space observation rocket MOMO 7 from the Hamataiki experiment site at 5:45 p.m. on July 3. The rocket, which was the first to be launched since last July, rose to approximately 100 km above the earth’s surface. Townspeople, who watched the rocket head to the blue sky towards outer space, were happy to see the first successful launch in two years.

Originally scheduled for the morning of the 3rd, the launch was postponed due to a freezing layer in the atmosphere that could have caused lightning to strike the rocket. The time period in which a launch was possible in the afternoon was between 4:05 and 5:50, with the last-minute timing determined by the weather conditions.

Mayor Sakamori Masato and other related parties watched from the ‘Sky Hills’ spectator seating approximately 4 km from the launch site. “Rocket improvements and the results of endeavors by IST led to a beautiful launch,” said Mayor Sakamori.


Interstellar Technologies (IST)