DASH (without DFM motors) [ISAS]
DASH (Demonstrator of Atmospheric reentry System with Hyperbolic velocity) was intended to demonstrate the reentry of a capsule with hyperbolic speed for later application in return capsules of interplanetary probes. The capsule has the same properties as the return capsule of the MUSES C (Hayabusa) mission.
After launch, the DASH spacecraft did most probably not separate from the VEP 3 spacecraft, which served as a carrier. No contact could be established.
|Type / Application:||Reentry technology|
|Configuration:||orbiter with capsule, spin stabilized|
|Propulsion:||DOM solid motor, 2 × DFM solid motors|
|Mass:||89 kg orbiter and capsule, 19 kg capsule|
|Orbit:||500 km × 36000 km, 28.5°|
|DASH||2002-003B||04.02.2002||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-2024||with MDS 1, VEP 3|