Encyclopedia Astronautica
STA


Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets. Science and Technology Agency, Japan.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • HM-16 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • ST Japanese test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • NAL Japanese test vehicle. Single stage vehicles. More...
  • SA-II Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. 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...

STA Chronology


1954 April 9 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE.4400 F02.
  • - . Nation: Algeria. Agency: STA. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1955 October 5 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE.4400 F41.
  • - . Nation: Algeria. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1955 October 8 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE.4400 F40.
  • SEPR 505 booster - . Nation: Algeria. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 May 27 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F77. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 June 8 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F78.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 December 14 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F79.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 December 16 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F80.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 December 17 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F81.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1957 December 19 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F84.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1958 March 31 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F85.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1958 March 31 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F75.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1958 April 1 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F83. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 January 10 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F86. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 January 13 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F87.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1959 June 1 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F88.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1959 June 5 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F76.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1960 May 2 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F89.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 May 5 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F90.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 7 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F91.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1961 March 10 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F92.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1963 August 10 - . 03:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A Sustainer.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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).

1964 July 17 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 July 19 - . 03:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1964 July 22 - . 02:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1964 July 22 - . 08:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1964 July 23 - . 03:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 June 15 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 June 16 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B S-B5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 June 17 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: HM-16. LV Configuration: HM-16 HM-16-D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1965 June 18 - . 07:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: HM-16. LV Configuration: HM-16 HM-16-IT.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 38 km (23 mi).

1965 November 16 - . 02:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: ST. LV Configuration: ST ST-I F1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 November 17 - . 06:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16TR.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1965 November 18 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-II F6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 November 19 - . 01:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-II F7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1965 November 22 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Niijima. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-A. LV Configuration: LS-A-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1967 - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16TR.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1968 September 17 - . 07:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: SA-II. LV Configuration: SA-II SA-II A9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1968 September 19 - . 01:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: LS-C. LV Configuration: LS-C-D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1968 September 19 - . 07:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16H F1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 January 30 - . 01:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16 31D.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1969 February 1 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-25. LV Configuration: NAL-25 NAL-25 31.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

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).

1969 September 9 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III F11.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1969 September 20 - . 01:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-16. LV Configuration: NAL-16 NAL-16H F2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 September 20 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-7. LV Configuration: NAL-7 NAL-7 F7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1970 September 7 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: NAL-7. LV Configuration: NAL-7 NAL-7 BS9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1971 February 3 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A12.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 February 3 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 September 6 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A14.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1971 September 11 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-B. LV Configuration: S-B SB-III A15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: STA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

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