Tokyo (AFP) – A rocket engineered by a headstrong Japanese businessman and condemned cheater exploded shortly after launch on Saturday, in a heavy blow to his bid to send Japan's first privately-supported rocket into space.
But television recordings showed the 10-meter film (1965.0004) No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion
The launch was to send the missile, which carried observation equipment, to a height of over 100 kilometers
Failure follows a previous setback in July last year when engineers lost contact with a rocket about a minute after launch. It would continue its missile development program after analyzing the recent failure.
The strange, Ferrari driving Horie – who pushed Japan's shift to an information-based economy in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but later spent nearly two years in jail for accounting fraud – founded Interstellar in 2013.
However, private Supported efforts to explore space from Japan have so far failed to compete with the government-run Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.