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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.

OREX Chronology

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.


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