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Kappa 10C


Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K420(1/3)

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1969-09-26. Last Fail Date: 1969-09-26.

Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).
First Launch: 1969.01.12.
Last Launch: 1970.09.13.
Number: 3 .

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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
  • 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 10S-1 Solid rocket stage. 110.00 kN (24,729 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,200 kg (2,646 lb). More...

Kappa 10C Chronology


1969 January 12 - . 05:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C. LV Configuration: Kappa 10C K-10C-1.
  • Stability test Aeronomy / solar ultraviolet / test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1969 September 26 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C. LV Configuration: Kappa 10C K-10C-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1970 September 13 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C. LV Configuration: Kappa 10C K-10C-3.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

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