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S-A


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1963.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.80 m (9.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.16 m (0.52 ft).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 1963.08.10.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • S Series of Japanese single-stage sounding rockets designed for low-cost observations of the ionosphere. 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
  • S-A-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. More...

S-A Chronology


1963 August 10 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1963 August 10 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1963 August 10 - . 08:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-A. LV Configuration: S-A3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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