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Nissan


Japanese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nissan, Japan.

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Associated Engines
  • H-1-3 Nissan solid rocket engine. 77 kN. Isp=291s. Used on H-1 launch vehicle. First flight 1986. More...
  • H-2-0 Nissan solid rocket engine. 1540 kN. Isp=273s. Used as strap-on booster on H-2, first stage on J-1. First flight 1994. More...
  • H-2/J-1-1 Nissan solid rocket engine. 1556.6 kN. In Production. Used in J-1-1. Isp=273s. More...
  • M-13 Nissan solid rocket engine. 1262.4 kN. Isp=263s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...
  • M-23-J Nissan solid rocket engine. 524.8 kN. In development. Isp=282s. Used on J-1 launch vehicle. First flight 1996. More...
  • M-23-Mu Nissan solid rocket engine. 524 kN. Isp=285s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...
  • M-3B-J Nissan solid rocket engine. 132.1 kN. In development. Isp=294s. Used on J-1 launch vehicle. First flight 1996. More...
  • M-3B-Mu Nissan solid rocket engine. 132.1 kN. Isp=294s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...
  • M-V-4 Nissan solid rocket engine. 52 kN. Isp=298s. Used on M-V launch vehicle. First flight 1997. More...
  • M14 Nissan solid rocket engine. 3780.3 kN. Isp=276s. Used on M-V launch vehicle. First flight 1997. More...
  • M24 Nissan solid rocket engine. 1245.3 kN. Isp=288s. Used on M-V launch vehicle. First flight 1997. More...
  • M34 Nissan solid rocket engine. 294.2 kN. Isp=301s. Used on M-V launch vehicle. First flight 1997. More...
  • SB-735 Nissan solid rocket engine. 327.8 kN. Isp=263s. Used on Mu-3S launch vehicle. First flight 1969. More...
  • SRB-A Nissan solid rocket engine. 2250 kN. In production. Monolithic motor, shorter than that for H-2, using Thiokol filament wound composite structure. Isp=280s. First flight 2001. More...
  • UM-129A Nissan solid rocket engine. 77.5 kN. In Production. Used in H-1-3. Isp=291s. More...

See also
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • MT-135 Japanese sounding rocket. The MT-135 was a small single-stage sounding rocket designed to collect data on the middle atmosphere, such as ozone layer depletion. More...
  • S-160 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-210 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage ionospheric sounding rocket used for research from Japan's Antarctic base. More...
  • 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...
  • Mu-1 Japanese test 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 More...
  • MT-135P Japanese sounding rocket. In 1969 the MT-135P was developed; featuring a parachute-equipped recoverable motor case for maritime safety. More...
  • 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 More...
  • Mu-4S 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 More...
  • Mu-3C Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-10 + 1 x M-22TVC + 1 x M-3A More...
  • ETV Japanese test vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-10 + 1 x LE-3 More...
  • Mu-3H Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-13 + 1 x M-22TVC + 1 x M-3A + 1 x KM-H More...
  • S-520 Japanese sounding rocket. The S-520 was a larger single-stage rocket which could be equipped with a three-axis attitude control and a recovery system. It had the capability of launching a 100 kg payload above 300 km and provided more than five minutes of micro-gravity flight for experiments. More...
  • Mu-3S Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-13TVC + 1 x M-22TVC + 1 x M-3A More...
  • Mu-3S-II Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-735 + 1 x M-13 + 1 x M-23 + 1 x M-3B More...
  • TR-1 Japanese test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • Mu-3 The Japanese Mu launcher series provided a flexible all-solid propellant launch vehicle for access to space. More...
  • J-1 Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Original version. More...
  • J Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. All-solid rocket motor launch vehicle. Because of the high cost, the original J-1 design was superseded by an alternate J-1 F2 with a different booster stage. More...
  • M-V All-solid Japanese satellite launch vehicle. More...
  • 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 More...
  • SS-520 Japanese test vehicle. The SS-520 was a two-stage rocket, the first stage consisting of the main booster of the S-520. It had a capability of launching a 140 kg payload to an altitude of about 1,000 km, and with addition of a third stage, as a satellite launch vehicle. More...
  • J-1 F2 Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Lower cost alternate to the original J-1 design. Uses the SRB-A of the H-2A vehicle as the first stage, the second and third stages of the J-1, with updated avionics. More...

Associated Stages
  • JCR-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 700 kg. More...
  • KM-H Solid rocket stage. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...
  • M-13TVC Solid rocket stage. 1020.00 kN (229,305 lbf) thrust. Mass 34,200 kg (75,398 lb). More...
  • M-20 Solid rocket stage. 285.00 kN (64,071 lbf) thrust. Mass 9,900 kg (21,826 lb). More...
  • M-22 Solid rocket stage. 285.00 kN (64,071 lbf) thrust. Mass 9,800 kg (21,605 lb). More...
  • M-3A Solid rocket stage. 61.00 kN (13,713 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,100 kg (2,425 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...

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