JAXA's mini rocket, which is a modified version of a larger SS-520 machine that debuted 18 years ago, clearly needs some work, but once the creases are ironed out, the space agency hopes to attract attention from companies around the world on the hunt for for efficient and economical satellite launch vehicles.
Primarily funded by a $3.5 million budget provided by the the Japanese government's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the SS-520-4 test flight was a one-off demonstration by Japan's space agency, which aims to validate low-priced technology and launch operations procedures for a future "nano-launcher" to deploy tiny satellites in orbit on dedicated rides. If the flight was successful, the solid-fueled booster would have become the smallest rocket to ever put an object in orbit around Earth. Measuring 9.5 meters (32 feet) tall, about the size of a telephone pole, the rocket is the world's smallest and lightest booster created to deliver satellites into orbit.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the research and development project aims to demonstrate a relatively cheap launch concept using commercially-available technology.
The SS-520 rocket was carrying an Earth-observation microsatellite called TRICOM-1, an experimental CubeSat built at the University of Tokyo. JAXA had added an extra third stage to the SS-520-4 to help give satellites additional boost they need to enter the orbit. (It measured just 35 feet long by 20 inches wide.) And a team of engineers retooled the rocket to use commercially-produced electronic parts found in computers and smartphones. The venture's financial plan was $3.5 million, and it was an exceptional showing toward building future "nano launcher" rockets. This was the rocket's first flight.
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In 2015 contract negotiations, the UAW pushed Fiat Chrysler to invest in American manufacturing, and got promises on that front. "If the United States market were not to be there, the factors for its existence are on the line", Marchionne stated.
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Takata , which holds 20 per cent of the world's airbag market, has been plagued by recalls in the last three years. McQuade hesitated to compare the cases but said the Takata case involved documentary evidence of fraud.
However, the studio has seen its share of weak box-office returns and has undergone an executive shakeup in recent years. According to a release from Sony, Lynton will step down this month to ensure a smooth transition for his successor.
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Jones's family to seek parole", according to the Times , saying "he was not knowledgeable or capable enough to intervene". Ironically, Jones was fatally hit by a auto , three days after he was released from prison in September 1995.