Japan’s Space Agency: H3 Rocket Failed, Shows Abnormal Voltage Levels1 min read
Japan space agency stated on Wednesday that flight data analysis of the H3 rocket launch, which failed, shows that a device had abnormal voltage levels around the time the second-stage engine was supposed to ignite.
Japan’s new H3 rocket launched on Tuesday. After the first and second stages of the launch vehicle separated, the second stage engine did not fire. The agency was forced to send a self-destruct trigger to the rocket. On Wednesday, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported its preliminary findings to a government expert panel.
JAXA stated that it was confirmed the rocket had sent a signal to its second-stage engine to ignite, and the engine received the signal even though the section of the device needed for ignition had abnormal voltage levels. An investigation will be done in detail on the cause of the malfunction and take corrective measures; it also aims to launch a second H3 rocket as soon as possible.
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