[Video]MOMO Unit 7 CFT

MOMO v1 is an ultra-compact liquid rocket with a total length of 10.1 m and a diameter of 50 cm. For v1, based on the knowledge gained from the launch and operation of the aircraft (v0) so far, the rocket such as the engine and avionics has been completely improved, and the reliability and operability have been enhanced. Koichi Matsumoto, President and CEO of TENGA, the sole sponsor of Unit 6, attended the press conference. “Since its founding, TENGA has been aiming for a world full of love and freedom, where each and every one of us can be ourselves, say what we like, recognize each other and rejoice together. It will be a rocket that delivers feelings from space, “he said with enthusiasm. The mission of MOMO No. 6 is the following three. This time, President Matsumoto unveiled the developed payload for the first time. TENGA Robo, which puts the thoughts and wishes of 1000 people into the TENGA type message POD and delivers it to space, is on board the rocket, and the TENGA for measurement that returns from outer space to the earth is mounted on the rocket, and the development of “TENGA for space” Inside the fairing that starts with, the case containing (3) TENGA for space is stored. In this case, the CFRP cylinder is reinforced with an aluminum frame to achieve both strength and weight reduction. A high-quality camera is installed on the ceiling side so that you can see the inside in real time during the flight. In addition to space TENGA that measures various data, TENGA robots and dogs are also stored in the case. By the way, this dog is a so-called “zero G indicator”, and when the engine is completely burned and it is in a free flight state, you should be able to see it floating in the transparent pipe. I’m looking forward to this video as well. The message POD in (1) and the TENGA robot for return in (2) are separated from the rocket by the release mechanism developed for Unit 6. MOMO had a mission to release a paper airplane even at Unit 4, but due to a malfunction on the aircraft side, it could not be executed. If the release and recovery in outer space are successful this time, it will be the first time for the private sector in Japan. As for the release mechanism, the size of Unit 4 has been increased, and the design has been changed to improve reliability. The total length of the mechanism is about 49 cm, and the weight is about 700 g. It is possible to release a product with a diameter of 3.8 cm. Since the return TENGA robot is also separated from the side of the rocket by this release mechanism, it is no longer necessary to open the fairing mentioned at the previous press conference, so we will not do it this time. Initially, it was thought that the return TENGA robot would deploy a parachute to decelerate, but if it is a parachute, it may be swept away by the wind, so in order to collect it more reliably, it is hardened with a film and landed in free fall. It was decided to water. After landing, the seawater will be discolored by the sea marker, so search from the sky using that as a marker and collect it at sea. Takafumi Horie, founder of IST, said about this launch, “The first in-flight camera, high-quality relay, and release and recovery are big missions for IST. It is a sub-orbital rocket, and the rocket doing this is the world. But maybe not. Maybe it will open the door to low-budget space experiments and entertainment. ” The launch will be held without spectators this time as well. Regarding the timing, he said, “After the launch of Unit 7, I would like to coordinate with related parties and do it as soon as possible” (IST President Takahiro Inagawa). The company conducted a combustion test (CFT: Captive Firing Test) on June 28, in preparation for the launch of Unit 7, the first MOMO v1 unit. Combustion for 5 seconds was completed successfully, and normal operation was confirmed. It can be said that it has cleared the technical mountain range and has made great strides in launching. If we can successfully launch Units 7 and 6 in a row this summer, MOMO’s business will gain momentum. President Matsumoto also stated that he would continue to develop TENGA for space, and if there was a need at some stage, he said, “It is possible to ask IST again and experiment in space again. I think, “he sent an ale.