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Suisei (すいせい) is the name of a Japanese spacecraft.[1] This was Japan's first interplanetary mission.[2]

The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo.

The unmanned space probe was sent into space on August 18, 1985.[3] It was designed to study Halley's Comet when it passed through the inner solar system in 1986.

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  1. Suisei was identical in construction and shape to Sakigake, but carried a different payload.
  2. Harvey, Brian et al. (2010). Emerging Space Powers: The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East and South-America, p. 54.
  3. JAXA, "Catalogue of ISAS Missions"; retrieved 2012-4-2.

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