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Kagoshima L


SB-735, S, Lambda launch complex. Lambda Pad

Longitude: 131.0785 deg.
Latitude: 31.2523 deg.
First Launch: 1963.08.24.
Last Launch: 2007.01.16.
Number: 65 .

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Associated Spacecraft
  • Ohsumi Japanese technology satellite. 4 launches, 1966.09.26 (Ohsumi 1) to 1969.09.22 (Ohsumi 4). Small engineering test satellites lofted by Japan's first indigenous launch vehicle. More...
  • Osumi Japanese technology satellite. One launch, 1970.02.11, Ohsumi 5. Engineering test for the launching of scientific satellites. Injection point 29.7 N, 145.8 E. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Lambda 3 Japanese test vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x K420 + 1 x Kappa 8 More...
  • Lambda 3H Japanese test vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x L735(1/3) + 1 x L500 More...
  • Lambda 4S Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x L735(1/3) + 1 x L500 + 1 x L480S More...
  • Lambda 4T Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x L735(1/3) + 1 x L500 + 1 x L480S More...
  • Lambda 4SC Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x L735(1/3) + 1 x L500 + 1 x L480S More...
  • S-310 Japanese sounding rocket. The S-310 was a mid-sized single-stage sounding rocket designed to reach an altitude of 200 km. 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...
  • ST-735 Japanese test vehicle. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x ST-735 + 1 x ST-735 stage 2 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...

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...

Kagoshima L Chronology


1963 August 24 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 2. LV Configuration: Lambda 2 L-2-1. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: U.
  • Ionosphere / test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1963 December 11 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 2. LV Configuration: Lambda 2 L-2-2.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi).

1964 July 11 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3. LV Configuration: Lambda 3 L-3-1.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 857 km (532 mi).

1965 January 31 - . 05:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3. LV Configuration: Lambda 3 L-3-2.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,040 km (640 mi).

1965 March 18 - . 10:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3. LV Configuration: Lambda 3 L-3-3.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,085 km (674 mi).

1966 March 5 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-1.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,829 km (1,136 mi).

1966 July 23 - . 06:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-2.
  • Gyro-plasma probe Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi).

1966 September 26 - . 02:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4S. LV Configuration: Lambda 4S L-4S-1. FAILURE: Fourth stage attitude control failed.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • Ohsumi 1 - . Payload: L-4S-1. Mass: 26 kg (57 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Ohsumi. Decay Date: 1966-09-26 . COSPAR: F660926A. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1966 December 20 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4S. LV Configuration: Lambda 4S L-4S-2. FAILURE: Fourth stage failed to ignite.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • Ohsumi 2 - . Payload: L-4S-2. Mass: 26 kg (57 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Ohsumi. Decay Date: 1966-12-19 . COSPAR: F661220A. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1967 February 6 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-3.
  • Ionosphere / chemical release / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 2,150 km (1,330 mi).

1967 April 13 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4S. LV Configuration: Lambda 4S L-4S-3. FAILURE: Fourth stage failed to ignite.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • Ohsumi 3 - . Payload: L-4S-3. Mass: 26 kg (57 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Ohsumi. Decay Date: 1967-04-13 . COSPAR: F670413A. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 January 16 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-4.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi).

1969 September 3 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4T. LV Configuration: Lambda 4T L-4T-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1969 September 22 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4S. LV Configuration: Lambda 4S L-4S-4. FAILURE: Fourth stage control system malfunction after third stage collided with fourth stage.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • Ohsumi 4 - . Payload: L-4S-4. Mass: 25 kg (55 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Ohsumi. Decay Date: 1969-09-22 . COSPAR: F690922A. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

1970 January 21 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-6.
  • Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,848 km (1,148 mi).

1970 February 11 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4S. LV Configuration: Lambda 4S L-4S-5.
  • Ohsumi 5 - . Payload: L-4S-5. Mass: 12 kg (26 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Osumi. Decay Date: 2003-08-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 4330 . COSPAR: 1970-011A. Apogee: 2,440 km (1,510 mi). Perigee: 323 km (200 mi). Inclination: 31.0000 deg. Period: 113.40 min. Summary: Engineering tests. Engineering test for the launching of scientific satellites. Injection point 29.7 N, 145.8 E .

1970 September 19 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-5.
  • X-ray / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 2,017 km (1,253 mi).

1971 August 20 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC. LV Configuration: Lambda 4SC L-4SC-1. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: U.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1971 September 3 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-7.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,718 km (1,067 mi).

1973 January 28 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC. LV Configuration: Lambda 4SC L-4SC-2.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1974 January 22 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-8.
  • St 2: 329 km X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,571 km (976 mi).

1974 September 1 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC. LV Configuration: Lambda 4SC L-4SC-3.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1976 August 30 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC. LV Configuration: Lambda 4SC L-4SC-4.
  • Radar transponder - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1977 August 16 - . 11:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 3H. LV Configuration: Lambda 3H L-3H-9.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,294 km (804 mi).

1980 January 18 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-1.
  • Heat Pipe Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 329 km (204 mi).

1981 January 29 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-2.
  • TPE-2 Ionosphere / tether mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 323 km (200 mi).

1981 September 5 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-4.
  • Payload recovery rest / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi).

1982 February 14 - . 10:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-3.
  • 0.3m telescope test Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 266 km (165 mi).

1982 September 6 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-5.
  • 0.1m telescope Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1983 August 29 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-6.
  • MINIX Plasma physics mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi).

1984 January 17 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K?. LV Family: SB-735. Launch Vehicle: ST-735. LV Configuration: ST-735-1 ST-735-1.
  • SRB Sep test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1985 February 7 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-15.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 213 km (132 mi).

1985 February 11 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-7.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 362 km (224 mi).

1986 February 1 - . 12:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-16.
  • E-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 201 km (124 mi).

1986 September 6 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-17.
  • Airglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1987 January 15 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-9.
  • E field Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).

1987 February 21 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-8.
  • GUV Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 286 km (177 mi).

1988 January 28 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-18.
  • D-region Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1989 February 1 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-19.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1989 September 4 - . 16:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-10.
  • CIR Cosmic infrared Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi).

1990 January 27 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-20.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1990 February 21 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-11.
  • CIR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1991 February 16 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-13.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Telescopes Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 337 km (209 mi).

1992 January 28 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-21.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1992 February 1 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-15.
  • CIR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi).

1993 February 18 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-16.
  • METS Ionosphere / active plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 272 km (169 mi).

1994 September 16 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K?. LV Family: SB-735. Launch Vehicle: ST-735. LV Configuration: ST-735 ST-735-2.
  • FIH test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

1995 January 23 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-17.
  • Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi).

1995 January 28 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-19.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Telescopes Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1995 September 17 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-20. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Lunar Penetrator test technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1996 February 11 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-24.
  • NTV-1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 199 km (123 mi).

1996 August 20 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-26.
  • SEEK-1 Plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1996 August 26 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-25.
  • SEEK-1 Plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1997 January 30 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-18.
  • Lunar Penetrator test technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi).

1998 January 25 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-27.
  • SEEK Ozone Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi).

1998 January 31 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-520. LV Configuration: S-520-22.
  • SOLAR-B XDT Solar x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1998 February 5 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: SS-520. LV Configuration: SS-520 SS-520-1.
  • ENA / EPS / LAP Test / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 750 km (460 mi).

1999 February 2 - . 01:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-28.
  • SELENE RF / X-ray test Ionosphere / x-ray mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

2000 January 9 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-29.
  • WAVE2000 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

2002 February 6 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-30.
  • NTV-2 Thermosphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2002 August 3 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-31.
  • SEEK-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi).

2002 August 3 - . 14:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-32.
  • SEEK-2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi).

2004 January 17 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-33.
  • WAVE2004 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

2004 August 9 - . 08:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-34.
  • Solar Sails Technology mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

2006 January 22 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-36.
  • Furoshiki Technology test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2007 January 16 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. Launch Pad: K. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-37.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2008 February 6 - . 11:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310 S-310-38.
  • VLF/Chaff - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 157 km (97 mi).

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