Shinsei

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

First Japanese scientific satellite to successfully reach orbit.

Mu-4S

Family: Mu
Configuration: S

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
    5
  • Length
    23.6 m
  • Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.41 m
  • Launch Mass
    43 T
  • Thrust
    1932 kN
Family
  • Name
    Mu-4S
  • Family
    Mu
  • Variant
    S
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Mu-4S
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    180 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

(ISAS)

Successes: 24 Failures: 8 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.

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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

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