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Niijima



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Niijima
Credit: © Mark Wade
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.

Longitude: 139.2658 deg.
Latitude: 34.3377 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Lambda All solid-propellant vehicle, Japan's first satellite launcher. The L-4S project simulated the procedures and demonstrated the capabilities required for orbital satellite launch essential to the follow-on Mu project. More...
  • S Series of Japanese single-stage sounding rockets designed for low-cost observations of the ionosphere. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • LS-A Japanese test vehicle. Early suborbital test version of the Lambda rocket series. More...
  • S-A Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • S-B Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • HM-16 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • ST Japanese test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • STA Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets. Science and Technology Agency, Japan. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Niijima Chronology


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).

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