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Kiku-1

N-I

National Space Development Agency of Japan

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Kiku-1

Type: Test Flight

Japanese experimental satellite

Trajectory

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Location

Unknown Pad

Tanegashima, Japan

86 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 – NASDA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASDA
  • Country: JPN
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