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M-V KM


Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage version consisting of 1 x M-14 + 1 x M-24 + 1 x M-34 + 1 x KM-V1

LEO Payload: 1,800 kg (3,900 lb).

Gross mass: 139,000 kg (306,000 lb).
Payload: 1,800 kg (3,900 lb).
Height: 30.70 m (100.70 ft).
Diameter: 2.50 m (8.20 ft).
Thrust: 3,786.00 kN (851,126 lbf).
Apogee: 400,000 km (240,000 mi).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • M-V All-solid Japanese satellite launch vehicle. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Nissan Japanese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nissan, Japan. More...

Associated Stages
  • M-V-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 83,560/12,070 kg. Thrust 3,780.35 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 276 seconds. More...
  • M-V-2 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 34,470/3,410 kg. Thrust 1,245.29 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 288 seconds. More...
  • M-V-3 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 11,000/1,000 kg. Thrust 294.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 301 seconds. More...
  • M-V-4 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 1,430/118 kg. Thrust 51.90 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 298 seconds. More...

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