No one was hurt, and the causes of the disaster have not yet been clarified.
Private Japanese company Interstellar Technologies Inc. failed launch of the Momo 2 rocket on the island of Hokkaido. Immediately after the launch, the carrier hovered in the air, fell to the ground and exploded. The company reported this on Twitter.
Due to the fact that the personnel quickly evacuated after the outbreak of the fire, no one was hurt. Specialists Interstellar find out the causes of the accident. In the video, you can see how the rocket lights up in the air.
— なつのロケット団公式 (@natsuroke) 30 June 2018
The first launch of a private missile in Japan also ended unsuccessfully: in July 2017 the carrier started, but fell after 8 kilometers with the engine disconnected.