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S-250


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Gross mass: 200 kg (440 lb).
Height: 5.00 m (16.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).
First Launch: 1966.01.26.
Last Launch: 1969.01.08.
Number: 2 .

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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
  • 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

S-250 Chronology


1966 January 26 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: S-250. LV Configuration: S-250 BT-250-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1969 January 8 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: S-250. LV Configuration: S-250 SO-250-B.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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