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Ayame 2

N-I

National Space Development Agency of Japan

Launch Status
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Mission

Ayame 2

Type: Communications

One of two experimental communications satellites.

Location

Unknown Pad

Tanegashima, Japan

84 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

N-I – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Length: 34 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 131 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1200 kg

The N-I was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 1975-09-09. N-I has 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASDA

Country: JPN

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