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Ayame 2

N-I

National Space Development Agency of Japan

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Ayame 2

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

One of two experimental communications satellites.

Location


Osaki Launch Complex

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Osaki Launch Complex has witnessed the launch of 24 rockets, including 24 orbital launch attempts, while Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, has been the site for 89 rocket launches.

Osaki Launch Complex

Rocket


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries N-I

The N-I or N-1 was a derivative of the American Thor-Delta rocket, produced under licence in Japan. It used a Thor-ELT first stage, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-designed LE-3 engine was used as a second stage, and three Castor SRMs. Seven were launched between 1975 and 1982, before it was replaced by the N-II.

Agency


National Space Development Agency of Japan

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