Kiku-4

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Technology

Low Earth Orbit Osaki Launch Complex Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Japanese satellite designed to test a number of spacecraft technologies

N-I

Family:
Configuration:

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


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

(MHI)

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

Agency Type:

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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Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

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