Japanese sounding rocket. 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.
Failures: 6. Success Rate: 96.65%. First Fail Date: 1958-11-28. Last Fail Date: 1971-08-25. Launch data is: complete.
Status: Retired 1988.
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Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).
First Launch: 1956.09.24.
Last Launch: 1988.01.25.
Number: 179 .
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...
McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. Web Address when accessed: here.
Ley, Willy, Rockets Missiles and Men in Space, Viking Press, New York, 1968.
1958 July 1 -
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- Kappa-6tw rocket reaches 30 miles. - .
Nation: Japan. Summary: Japanese Kappa-6tw two-stage rocket flown to 30-mile altitude over Michikawa Rocket Center, Japan..
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