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Kappa 6H


Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 6H + 1 x Kappa 6 St2

Payload: 20 kg (44 lb) to a 85 km altitude.

Gross mass: 330 kg (720 lb).
Payload: 20 kg (44 lb).
Height: 6.90 m (22.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).
First Launch: 1960.09.29.
Number: 1 .

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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...

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

Kappa 6H Chronology


1960 September 29 - . 02:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6H. LV Configuration: Kappa 6H K-6H-TW-9.
  • K-6H-1 Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

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