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HM-16


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1965.
Height: 3.60 m (11.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.10 m (0.32 ft).
Thrust: 10.00 kN (2,248 lbf).
Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).
First Launch: 1965.06.17.
Last Launch: 1965.06.18.
Number: 2 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • S Series of Japanese single-stage sounding rockets designed for low-cost observations of the ionosphere. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • STA Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets. Science and Technology Agency, Japan. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • 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...

Associated Stages

HM-16 Chronology


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).

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