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N-2 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Length: 35 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 132 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2000 kg

The N-2, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries established in 1884, undertook its inaugural launch on 02/11/1981. Notably, N-2 has 8 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 8 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

The N-II or N-2 was a derivative of the American Delta rocket, produced under licence in Japan. It replaced the N-I-rocket in Japanese use. It used a Thor-ELT first stage, a Delta-F second stage, nine Castor SRMs, and on most flights either a Star-37E or Burner-2 upper stage, identical to the US Delta 0100 series configurations. Eight were launched between 1981 and 1987, before it was replaced by the H-I, which featured Japanese-produced upper stages. All eight launches were successful.

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