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S-C


Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Status: Retired 1969.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 2.90 m (9.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.17 m (0.55 ft).
Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).
First Launch: 1969.02.07.
Last Launch: 1969.02.08.
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
  • Tanegashima Japan's main launch site for he larger N and H launch vehicles. In use for sounding rockets from 1967 and orbital launches from 1975. As of 2007 over 140 major launches had been made from the site. More...

Associated Stages
  • S-C-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 100 kg. More...

S-C Chronology


1969 February 7 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1969 February 8 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1969 February 8 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-C. LV Configuration: S-C SC-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

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