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Mu-3D


Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-10 + 1 x M-20 + 1 x M-30 + 1 x M-40

Gross mass: 40,000 kg (88,000 lb).
Height: 23.60 m (77.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).
Thrust: 1,932.00 kN (434,330 lbf).
Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1969.08.17.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Mu The Japanese Mu launcher series provided a flexible all-solid propellant launch vehicle for access to space. It was the first Japanese launch vehicle designed from the start as an orbital launch vehicle. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nissan Japanese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nissan, 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
  • M-20 Solid rocket stage. 285.00 kN (64,071 lbf) thrust. Mass 9,900 kg (21,826 lb). More...
  • Mu-3C-0 Solid rocket stage. 95.00 kN (21,357 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb). More...
  • Mu-3D-3 Solid rocket stage. 128.00 kN (28,776 lbf) thrust. Mass 2,800 kg (6,173 lb). More...
  • Mu-4S-1 Solid rocket stage. 737.00 kN (165,684 lbf) thrust. Mass 26,600 kg (58,643 lb). More...
  • Mu-4S-4 Solid rocket stage. 26.50 kN (5,957 lbf) thrust. Mass 400 kg (882 lb). More...

Mu-3D Chronology


1969 August 17 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima M. LV Family: Mu. Launch Vehicle: Mu-3D. LV Configuration: Mu-3D M-3D-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

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