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S-210
Credit: JAXA
Series of Japanese single-stage sounding rockets designed for low-cost observations of the ionosphere.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • S Series of Japanese single-stage sounding rockets designed for low-cost observations of the ionosphere. More...
  • S-A Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-B Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-160 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • HM-16 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • ST Japanese test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-210 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage ionospheric sounding rocket used for research from Japan's Antarctic base. More...
  • S-300 ISAS Japanese sounding rocket. The the S-300, was developed for observations in Antarctica, in parallel with the S-210. More...
  • SA-II Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-C Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • JCR Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-310 Japanese sounding rocket. The S-310 was a mid-sized single-stage sounding rocket designed to reach an altitude of 200 km. More...
  • TT-500 Japanese sounding rocket. Small, half-meter diameter, two stage suborbital rocket used for tracking system and microgravity tests. More...
  • S-520 Japanese sounding rocket. The S-520 was a larger single-stage rocket which could be equipped with a three-axis attitude control and a recovery system. It had the capability of launching a 100 kg payload above 300 km and provided more than five minutes of micro-gravity flight for experiments. More...
  • SS-520 Japanese test vehicle. The SS-520 was a two-stage rocket, the first stage consisting of the main booster of the S-520. It had a capability of launching a 140 kg payload to an altitude of about 1,000 km, and with addition of a third stage, as a satellite launch vehicle. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Woomera After World War II British government recognized the need for a large range to test the incredible array of long-range missile systems then planned. After considering sites in Canada, it was decided that Australia would best meet the projected needs. The Long Range Weapons Establishment was created on 1 April 1947 as a joint British/Australian enterprise. 23 days later the name Woomera (an aboriginal word of axtlaxtl, or spear thrower) was selected for the new town to be built as its administrative center. Woomera town peaked at a population of 6,000 in the 1960's. Thereafter the progressive cancellation of British missile and space projects put Woomera went into sustained decline. However it played a key role in the history of rocketry, including orbital launches or launch attempts by Black Arrow, Sparta, and Europa boosters. More...
  • Kagoshima Japanese launch center for solid fueled sounding rockets and satellite launchers. Limited to two months a year due to disturbance of local fisheries. More...
  • Andoya Andoya Rocket Range (ARR) is the world's northernmost permanent launch facility for sounding rockets and scientific balloons and is responsible for all scientific-related balloon and rocket operations in Norwegian territory. ARR provides complete services for launch, operations, data acquisition, recovery and ground instrumentation support. The range has conducted more than 650 rocket launches and hosted scientists and engineers from more than 70 institutes and universities. More...
  • Niijima Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site, known to have been used for 18 launches from 1963 to 1965, reaching up to 150 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Tanegashima Japan's main launch site for he larger N and H launch vehicles. In use for sounding rockets from 1967 and orbital launches from 1975. As of 2007 over 140 major launches had been made from the site. More...
  • Syowa Base Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 54 launches from 1970 to 1985, reaching up to 222 kilometers altitude. More...
  • SvalRak Sounding rocket launch site, known to have been used for 41 launches from 1997 to 2004, reaching up to 1108 kilometers altitude. This launch site, on the arctic archipelago Svalbard, provides unique conditions for rocket studies of the dayside polar cusp, cleft and cap. The site is ideal for scientific exploration of the dayside aurora and processes in the magnetospheric boundary layer. More...

S Chronology


1963 August 10 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1963 August 10 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1963 August 10 - . 08:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1964 July 17 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 July 19 - . 03:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 July 23 - . 03:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 July 28 - . 02:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 PT-160-1.
  • Propellant test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1965 June 15 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 June 16 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 June 17 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: HM-16. LV Configuration: HM-16 HM-16-D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1965 June 18 - . 07:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: HM-16. LV Configuration: HM-16 HM-16-IT.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 38 km (23 mi).

1965 July 21 - . 02:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 ST-160-1.
  • Spin test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 9.00 km (5.50 mi).

1965 July 21 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 ST-160-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1965 August 25 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 BT-160-1.
  • Booster test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1965 August 25 - . 02:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 BT-160-2.
  • Booster test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 9.00 km (5.50 mi).

1965 November 1 - . 02:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 PT-160-2.
  • Propellant test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1965 November 4 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 DS-160-1.
  • Despin test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 35 km (21 mi).

1965 November 16 - . 02:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: ST. LV Configuration: ST ST-I F1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 November 17 - . 06:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16TR.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1965 November 18 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-II F6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 November 19 - . 01:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-II F7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1966 April 25 - . 04:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 IT-160-1.
  • Instrument test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1966 April 28 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: BT-310. LV Configuration: BT-310 BT-310-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1966 April 29 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: BT-310. LV Configuration: BT-310 BT-310-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1966 August 6 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: BT-310. LV Configuration: BT-310 MM-310-1.
  • Mu Scale Model test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 2.00 km (1.20 mi).

1966 August 6 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210 PT-210-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1966 November 4 - . 02:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-300 ISAS. LV Configuration: S-300 PT-300-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16TR.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1967 January 24 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 MT-160-001.
  • Meteorological Test Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1967 January 27 - . 02:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 IT-160-2.
  • Instrument test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1967 March 11 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210 PT-210-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1968 September 10 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 ST-160-F-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 September 10 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 ST-160-F-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 September 12 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 SO-160-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1968 September 14 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160-1.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1968 September 14 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160-2.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1968 September 17 - . 07:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: SA-II. LV Configuration: SA-II SA-II A9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1968 September 19 - . 07:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16H F1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 January 9 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-300 ISAS. LV Configuration: S-300-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1969 January 30 - . 01:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16 31D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1969 February 1 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-25. LV Configuration: NAL-25 NAL-25 31.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1969 February 7 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1969 February 8 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1969 February 8 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1969 August 7 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-1.
  • Plasma / fields / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi).

1969 August 8 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-2.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 108 km (67 mi).

1969 August 24 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-300 ISAS. LV Configuration: S-300-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1969 August 25 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 IT-160-3.
  • Instrumentation Test Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1969 September 8 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-300 ISAS. LV Configuration: S-300-3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1969 September 9 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III F11.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1969 September 15 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 September 16 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 September 20 - . 01:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16H F2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 20 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-7. LV Configuration: NAL-7 NAL-7 F7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 January 17 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-3.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1970 January 23 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160 MT-160-2.
  • Meteorological Test Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1970 February 1 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 February 4 - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 February 10 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160JA-1.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

1970 February 17 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160JA-2.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1970 September 7 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-7. LV Configuration: NAL-7 NAL-7 BS9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 September 28 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-5.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 108 km (67 mi).

1971 January 16 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-4.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1971 February 1 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 February 3 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A12.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 February 3 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 April 30 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160JA-3.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1971 June 24 - . 01:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-4.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1971 July 21 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-3.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1971 August 10 - . 02:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-1.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 139 km (86 mi).

1971 September 6 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A14.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 September 11 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 September 13 - . 21:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-5.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1971 September 17 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1971 September 24 - . 21:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-2.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi).

1971 September 29 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160-3.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1971 December 3 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-6.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1972 January 21 - . 02:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-6.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1972 January 29 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210 DT-210-1.
  • Structural Dynamics test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1972 February 6 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1972 February 11 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-12.
  • Mass spectrometer Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 108 km (67 mi).

1972 February 17 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-7.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1972 February 21 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160-4.
  • Fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1972 April 16 - . 23:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-160. LV Configuration: S-160JA-4.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1972 May 13 - . 23:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-9.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1972 May 15 - . 23:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-10.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1972 August 7 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-11.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1972 August 11 - . 01:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-8.
  • Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1972 December 13 - . 21:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-7.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1973 January 15 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 122 km (75 mi).

1973 February 7 - . 01:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1973 February 14 - . 20:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-16.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1973 March 25 - . 17:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-14.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1973 April 22 - . 18:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-17.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1973 June 10 - . 17:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-13.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 123 km (76 mi).

1973 June 11 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-15.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1973 July 15 - . 16:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-19.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi).

1973 August 19 - . 09:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-9.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

1973 August 22 - . 21:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-18.
  • Auroral arc Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1973 September 7 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 February 1 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-10.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 August 20 - . 09:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-10.
  • NNP / NEL / TEL Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1975 January 1 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1975 August 17 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-210. LV Configuration: TT-210 TT-210-1F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1975 August 30 - . 04:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-2.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 191 km (118 mi).

1976 January 25 - . 23:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-22.
  • NO / Ne Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 127 km (78 mi).

1976 January 27 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-210. LV Configuration: TT-210 TT-210-2F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1976 February 13 - . 09:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-1.
  • VLF / HF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi).

1976 June 24 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-20.
  • VLF / HF / ne Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1976 July 26 - . 00:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-21.
  • VLF / HF / ne / ISIS-2 Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1976 August 16 - . 23:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-24.
  • E / B / ne Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1976 August 17 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-11.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1976 August 21 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-3.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 195 km (121 mi).

1976 September 1 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-25.
  • E / B / ne Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1976 September 13 - . 04:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-23.
  • NO / Ne / ISIS-2 Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1976 September 24 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-210. LV Configuration: TT-210 TT-210-3F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1977 January 25 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-1F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 February 10 - . 00:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-2.
  • VLF / HF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1977 March 27 - . 03:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-28.
  • NO / O3 / Ne Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 106 km (65 mi).

1977 April 11 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-26.
  • NO / O3 / Ne Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1977 July 12 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-29.
  • E / B / ne / ISIS-2 Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1977 July 26 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-3.
  • VLF / plasma / B Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 221 km (137 mi).

1977 August 10 - . 12:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-27.
  • NO airglow Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1977 August 25 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-2F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 September 15 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-12.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1977 September 21 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-4.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1978 January 16 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-3F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1978 January 28 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-30.
  • Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 125 km (77 mi).

1978 February 6 - . 18:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210JA-31.
  • Aurora mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi).

1978 August 25 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-4F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1979 January 19 - . 08:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-6.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1979 January 27 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-5F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1979 January 31 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-5.
  • Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1979 August 25 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-6F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1979 September 15 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-7.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 166 km (103 mi).

1980 January 18 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-1.
  • Heat Pipe Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 329 km (204 mi).

1980 January 28 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500. LV Configuration: TT-500 TT-500-7F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1980 February 2 - . 08:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-8.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1980 September 13 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-8F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1981 January 14 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-9F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1981 January 21 - . 21:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-9.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1981 January 29 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-2.
  • TPE-2 Ionosphere / tether mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 323 km (200 mi).

1981 August 1 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-10F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1981 August 24 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-10.
  • Test / aurora / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi).

1981 September 5 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-4.
  • Payload recovery rest / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi).

1981 September 7 - . 09:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-11.
  • Submillimeter atmospheric spectra Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1982 February 14 - . 10:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-3.
  • 0.3m telescope test Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 266 km (165 mi).

1982 August 15 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-11F.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1982 September 6 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-5.
  • 0.1m telescope Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1982 September 12 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-13.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1982 September 25 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1983 January 26 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-12F.
  • Microgravity mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1983 August 18 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: TT-500A. LV Configuration: TT-500A TT-500A-13F.
  • Microgravity mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1983 August 29 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-6.
  • MINIX Plasma physics mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1983 September 12 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-13.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 227 km (141 mi).

1983 September 16 - . 18:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-14.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 218 km (135 mi).

1984 April 4 - . 19:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1984 May 3 - . 22:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-9.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

1984 May 28 - . 23:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-10.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 209 km (129 mi).

1985 February 7 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-15.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1985 February 11 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-7.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 362 km (224 mi).

1985 May 29 - . 00:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-11.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 212 km (131 mi).

1985 July 12 - . 19:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310JA-12.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1986 February 1 - . 12:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-16.
  • E-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1986 September 6 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-17.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1987 January 15 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-9.
  • E field Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).

1987 February 21 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-8.
  • GUV Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 286 km (177 mi).

1988 January 28 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-18.
  • D-region Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1989 February 1 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-19.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1989 September 4 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-10.
  • CIR Cosmic infrared Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi).

1990 January 27 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-20.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1990 February 21 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-11.
  • CIR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1990 February 26 - . 02:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-12.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 369 km (229 mi).

1991 February 12 - . 03:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-14.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi).

1991 February 16 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-13.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Telescopes Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 337 km (209 mi).

1992 January 28 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-21.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1992 February 1 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-15.
  • CIR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi).

1993 February 18 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-16.
  • METS Ionosphere / active plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 272 km (169 mi).

1994 February 15 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-22.
  • NNP / AIR / NID / NEL Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1994 November 24 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-23.
  • NNP / AIR / NID / NEL Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1994 December 1 - . 21:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-21.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 344 km (213 mi).

1995 January 23 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-17.
  • Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi).

1995 January 28 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-19.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Telescopes Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1995 September 17 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-20. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Lunar Penetrator test technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1996 February 11 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-24.
  • NTV-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1996 August 20 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-26.
  • SEEK-1 Plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1996 August 26 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-25.
  • SEEK-1 Plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1997 January 30 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-18.
  • Lunar Penetrator test technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi).

1998 January 25 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-27.
  • SEEK Ozone Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1998 January 31 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-22.
  • SOLAR-B XDT Solar x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1998 February 5 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: SS-520. LV Configuration: SS-520 SS-520-1.
  • ENA / EPS / LAP Test / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 750 km (460 mi).

1999 February 2 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-28.
  • SELENE RF / X-ray test Ionosphere / x-ray mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

2000 January 9 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-29.
  • WAVE2000 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

2000 December 4 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: SS-520. LV Configuration: SS-520 SS-520-2.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,108 km (688 mi).

2002 February 6 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-30.
  • NTV-2 Thermosphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2002 July 14 - . 01:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-735. FAILURE: Failure.
  • National Experimental Supersonic Transport NEXST-1 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NAL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: The intention was that an 11.5-m-long, one tenth scale model of the aircraft would be propelled by the NAL-735 solid rocket booster to Mach 2 at 18 km altitude. Instead the vehicle lost stability and crashed near the launch point..

2002 August 3 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-31.
  • SEEK-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi).

2002 August 3 - . 14:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-32.
  • SEEK-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

2004 January 17 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-33.
  • WAVE2004 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

2004 August 9 - . 08:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-34.
  • Solar Sails Technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

2004 December 13 - . 00:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. Launch Complex: Andoya U3. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-35.
  • DELTA 2004 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

2005 October 9 - . 21:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA1. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-735.
  • NEXST-1 F2 - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NAL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2006 January 22 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-36.
  • Furoshiki Technology test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2007 January 16 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-37.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2007 September 2 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Uchinoura. Launch Complex: Uchinoura LCK. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520 S-520-23.
  • WIND - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2008 February 6 - . 11:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310 S-310-38.
  • VLF/Chaff - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 157 km (97 mi).

2008 August 2 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Uchinoura. Launch Complex: Uchinoura LCK. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520 S-520-24.
  • Microgravity - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 293 km (182 mi).

2009 January 26 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310.
  • S-310-39 - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: JAXA. Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere satellite. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi). Summary: Launch in the Japanese Delta-2 project. It investigated the upper atmospheric dynamics and energetics in the polar lower thermosphere by releasing trimethyl aluminum (TMA) along the trajectory and then observing the gas from three different locations..

2010 August 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Uchinoura. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520.
  • S-520-25 - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi). T-REX Tether Technology Rocket Experiment. The 580 kg payload consisted of three parts: 'mother' and 'daughter' spacecraft connected by a 300-meter-long electrodynamic tether; and the small Tethered Space Robot connected to the daughter. Fell into Pacific Ocean after a ten-minute zero-G flight.

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