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LS-A



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LS-A rocket
Credit: NASDA
Japanese test vehicle. Early suborbital test version of the Lambda rocket series.

2 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x LS-A Booster + 1 x LS-A

Gross mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb).
Height: 7.50 m (24.60 ft).
Diameter: 0.35 m (1.14 ft).
Thrust: 60.00 kN (13,488 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1963.08.10.
Last Launch: 1965.11.22.
Number: 4 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Lambda All solid-propellant vehicle, Japan's first satellite launcher. The L-4S project simulated the procedures and demonstrated the capabilities required for orbital satellite launch essential to the follow-on Mu project. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Mitsubishi Japanese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Japan. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Niijima Sounding rocket and test vehicle launch site, known to have been used for 18 launches from 1963 to 1965, reaching up to 150 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • LS-A-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 400 kg. Thrust 60.00 kN. More...
  • LS-A-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 300 kg. Thrust 10.00 kN. More...

LS-A Chronology


1963 August 10 - . 03:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A Sustainer.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1964 July 22 - . 02:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1964 July 22 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1965 November 22 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

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