Kiku 2

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Geostationary Orbit Osaki Launch Complex Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Japanese experimental geostationary satellite

N-I

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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.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    34.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    131 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    N-I
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    N-I
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    360 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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President: Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 49 Failures: 1 Pending: 13

Agency Type: Commercial

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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