Sakigake

Overview

Destination: Asteroid
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Asteroid Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Japaneset halley comet flyby mission

Mu-3S-II

Family: Mu
Configuration: S-II

The Mu, also known as M, was a series of Japanese solid-fuelled carrier rockets, which were launched from Uchinoura between 1966 and 2006. Originally developed by Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Mu rockets were later operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency following ISAS becoming part of it.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    27.8 m
  • Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Launch Mass
    61 T
  • Thrust
    1930 kN
Family
  • Name
    Mu-3S-II
  • Family
    Mu
  • Variant
    S-II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Mu-3S-II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

(ISAS)

Successes: 21 Failures: 7 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan's space development.

INFO WIKI

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Mu Center


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Failure
1 day, 9 hours ago
SSLV Demo 1
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Success
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Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Long March 2F
Success
3 days, 21 hours ago
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New Shepard
Success
3 days, 23 hours ago
NS-22
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Atlas V 421
Success
4 days, 2 hours ago
SBIRS GEO-6
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Electron
Success
4 days, 8 hours ago
NROL-199 (RASR-4)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Long March 4B
Success
4 days, 10 hours ago
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Soyuz 2-1v
Success
6 days, 16 hours ago
Kosmos 25XX
Unknown Pad - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 03
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese reconnaissance satellites.


Zhongke-1A
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Zhongke-1A
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China