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JCR


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1974.
Gross mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb).
Height: 7.00 m (22.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.50 m (1.64 ft).
Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
First Launch: 1969.09.15.
Last Launch: 1974.02.01.
Number: 10 .

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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
  • NASDA Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. National Space Development Agency, 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
  • JCR-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 700 kg. More...

JCR Chronology


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).

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).

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 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).

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).

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 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).

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