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Kappa 7


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Gross mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb).
Height: 8.70 m (28.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.42 m (1.37 ft).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 1959.11.18.
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 9L-1 Solid rocket stage. 110.00 kN (24,729 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,200 kg (2,646 lb). More...

Kappa 7 Chronology


1959 November 18 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 7. LV Configuration: Kappa 7 K-7-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

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