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Other Designations: Orbital Re-entry Experiment Vehicle. Code Name: Ryusei. Class: Technology. Type: RV. Nation: Japan. Agency: Japan(Ryusei).
NASDA ballistic capsule used to test materials and acquire data related to atmospheric re-entry for use in design of Japanese HOPE spaceplane. Launch vehicle H-2.
Total Mass: 865 kg.
03 February 1994
OREX Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: H-2. Mass: 865 kg. Perigee: 450 km. Apogee: 451 km. Inclination: 30.5 deg.
Orbital Reentry Experiment. Orbital Re-entry Experiment Vehicle (OREX) Ryusei. Acquisition of data related to atmospheric reentry. Launch vehicle H-II rocket test flight H-II 1F. Launching organization NASDA. Launch time 2220:00 UT.
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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