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Akita
Akita
Akita
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Akita Rocket Range. Sounding rocket launch site for Kappa series.

AKA: ATC. First Launch: 1956-09-24. Last Launch: 1962-05-24. Number: 58 . Location: Michikawa, Akita City, Honshu. Longitude: 140.0579 deg. Latitude: 39.5715 deg.



Family: Suborbital Launch Site. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: Kappa 1, Kappa 2, Kappa 3, Kappa 4, K150, Kappa 5, K245, Kappa 6, Kappa 7, Kappa 8, Kappa 6H, Kappa 9L, M-100B. Agency: ISAS. Bibliography: 2.

1956 September 24 - . 00:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-S-1 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 September 28 - . 02:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-S-2 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 September 29 - . 01:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-S-3 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 December 3 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-T-1 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 December 8 - . 03:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-T-2 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 December 11 - . 03:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-T-3 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1956 December 13 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 1.
  • K-I-T-4 test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1957 April 30 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 May 2 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 June 22 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 July 26 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1957 September 20 - . 10:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 4.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1957 September 22 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 4.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1958 April 8 - . 01:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 April 20 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 9.00 km (5.50 mi).

1958 April 24 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 April 24 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 6.00 km (3.70 mi).

1958 May 26 - . 03:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

1958 May 27 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1958 June 14 - . 01:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: K250. Launch Vehicle: K245.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1958 June 16 - . 02:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

1958 June 20 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1958 June 24 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • TW-1 / S1 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 25 km (15 mi).

1958 June 30 - . 07:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • S2 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1958 September 12 - . 01:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 4.00 km (2.40 mi).

1958 September 14 - . 02:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1958 September 25 - . 02:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • S3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1958 September 25 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1958 September 26 - . 03:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1958 November 28 - . 03:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Chemical release / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 36 km (22 mi).

1958 November 29 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1958 November 30 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Chemical release / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 49 km (30 mi).

1958 December 23 - . 03:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1959 March 17 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1959 March 18 - . 02:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1959 March 19 - . 01:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1959 March 20 - . 02:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1959 November 18 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 7.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1960 March 28 - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 July 11 - . 04:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1960 July 17 - . 04:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 182 km (113 mi).

1960 September 17 - . 02:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6.
  • K-6-18 Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

1960 September 22 - . 06:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1960 September 26 - . 11:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1960 September 29 - . 02:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 6H.
  • K-6H-1 Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • K-9L 1 / 1.6 Model test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1960 December 1 - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • K-9L 1 / 1.6 Model test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1961 March 27 - . 04:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1961 April 1 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9L.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1961 April 18 - . 12:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1961 July 21 - . 02:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1961 October 24 - . 03:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1961 October 26 - . 02:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Four Nozzle test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1961 October 30 - . 11:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1961 December 20 - . 06:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Radar test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1961 December 26 - . 05:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9L.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 343 km (213 mi).

1962 March 29 - . 02:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. Launch Vehicle: K150.
  • Heating Test K-6S Prototype - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 24 - . 10:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1990 January 2 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 January 3 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 January 9 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 January 9 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1990 January 16 - . 23:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1990 January 16 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1990 January 23 - . 23:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1990 January 23 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1990 January 30 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1990 January 30 - . 23:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1990 February 6 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1990 February 7 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 February 13 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

1990 February 20 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 77 km (47 mi).

1990 February 27 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1990 March 6 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1990 March 13 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 March 20 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1990 March 27 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1990 November 6 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1990 November 13 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi).

1990 November 20 - . 22:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

1990 November 27 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1990 December 4 - . 23:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1990 December 11 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1990 December 25 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).


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