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K150


Japanese sounding rocket. 1/1.6 subscale test rocket used in development of the Kappa 9L sounding rockets.

Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 4.00 m (13.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.15 m (0.49 ft).
Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).
First Launch: 1958.04.08.
Last Launch: 1962.08.01.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Kappa The Kappa series represented Japan's first large post-war indigenously-developed sounding rockets. They led eventually to the Lambda and Mu solid rocket satellite launchers. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISAS Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Akita Sounding rocket launch site for Kappa series, known to have been used for 81 launches from 1956 to 1990. 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...

Associated Stages
  • Kappa 6H-2 Solid rocket stage. 19.00 kN (4,271 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

K150 Chronology


1958 April 8 - . 01:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 K150S-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 April 24 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 K150T-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 April 24 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 K150T-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 May 27 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 K150G.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 SP-150-1.
  • K-9L 1 / 1.6 Model test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 SP-150-2.
  • K-9L 1 / 1.6 Model test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1962 August 1 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima TMP. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K150. LV Configuration: K150 AT-150.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

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