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ETV


Japanese test vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-10 + 1 x LE-3

Gross mass: 39,400 kg (86,800 lb).
Height: 21.30 m (69.80 ft).
Diameter: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).
Thrust: 1,932.00 kN (434,330 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1974.09.02.
Last Launch: 1975.02.05.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Mu The Japanese Mu launcher series provided a flexible all-solid propellant launch vehicle for access to space. It was the first Japanese launch vehicle designed from the start as an orbital launch vehicle. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nissan Japanese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nissan, Japan. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • 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...

Associated Stages
  • M-20 Solid rocket stage. 285.00 kN (64,071 lbf) thrust. Mass 9,900 kg (21,826 lb). More...
  • Mu-3C-0 Solid rocket stage. 95.00 kN (21,357 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb). More...
  • Mu-4S-1 Solid rocket stage. 737.00 kN (165,684 lbf) thrust. Mass 26,600 kg (58,643 lb). More...

ETV Chronology


1974 September 2 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Q. LV Family: Mu. Launch Vehicle: ETV. LV Configuration: ETV-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1975 February 5 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Q. LV Family: Mu. Launch Vehicle: ETV. LV Configuration: ETV-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi).

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