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Kappa
Japanese sounding rocket. The Kappa series represented Japan's first large post-war indigenously-developed sounding rockets. They led eventually to the Lambda and Mu solid rocket satellite launchers.

Status: Retired 1988. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).



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Kappa 1 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Kappa 2 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 3 Booster + 1 x Kappa 1

Kappa 3 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 3 Booster + 1 x Kappa 1

Kappa 4 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 4 Booster + 1 x Kappa 4

Kappa 5 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 4 Booster + 1 x Kappa 4

Kappa 6 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 6 + 1 x Kappa 6 St2

Kappa 7 Japanese sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Kappa 8 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420 + 1 x Kappa 8

Kappa 6H Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 6H + 1 x Kappa 6 St2

Kappa 9 Japanese sounding rocket. 2-3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K250 + optional upper stage.

Kappa 9L Japanese sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420 + 1 x Kappa 6 + 1 x Kappa 6 St2

Kappa 8L Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 6H + 1 x Kappa 8L

Kappa 9M Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K250

Kappa 10S Japanese sounding rocket. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K420(1/3) + 1 x K10S

Kappa 10 Japanese sounding rocket. 2-3 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K420(1/3)

Kappa 10C Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x K420H + 1 x K420(1/3)

Country: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Bibliography: 17, 2, 47.

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 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 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 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 July 1 - . Launch Vehicle: Kappa.
  • Kappa-6tw rocket reaches 30 miles. - . Nation: Japan. Japanese Kappa-6tw two-stage rocket flown to 30-mile altitude over Michikawa Rocket Center, Japan..

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).

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 June 18 - . 04:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Obachi. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 4.
  • Sigma 4 Rockoon Chemical release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 105 km (65 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 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 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 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).

1962 August 23 - . 07:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima TMP. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 173 km (107 mi).

1962 November 25 - . 02:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1962 December 18 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Cosmic rays mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 202 km (125 mi).

1963 May 20 - . 02:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi).

1963 December 12 - . 08:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy / Fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi).

1964 April 1 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1964 July 26 - . 09:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1964 July 26 - . 10:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 112 km (69 mi).

1964 July 29 - . 10:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Chemical release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1964 November 2 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi).

1964 November 5 - . 03:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 356 km (221 mi).

1964 November 10 - . 02:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

1964 November 12 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 January 22 - . 05:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1965 February 6 - . 05:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 325 km (201 mi).

1965 February 6 - . 10:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Solar radio frequencies mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 335 km (208 mi).

1965 March 25 - . 11:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Airglow Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1965 March 27 - . 05:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 335 km (208 mi).

1965 March 28 - . 07:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 349 km (216 mi).

1965 July 16 - . 10:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1965 July 26 - . 12:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Optical astronomy / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1965 July 27 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1965 August 7 - . Launch Site: Pameungpeuk. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 August 11 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Pameungpeuk. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • SK-8-4 Aeronomy / ionosphere / Fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 191 km (118 mi).

1965 August 17 - . 00:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Pameungpeuk. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • SK-8-3 (Grenades) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1965 August 28 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10S.
  • Electron temp Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 742 km (461 mi).

1965 October 4 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 299 km (185 mi).

1965 October 6 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

1965 November 8 - . 05:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Test / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi).

1965 December 13 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ozone profile Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 318 km (197 mi).

1965 December 18 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 316 km (196 mi).

1966 March 20 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • XRA? / Airglow X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1966 April 20 - . 12:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Aeronomy / plasma / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 155 km (96 mi).

1966 July 17 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / solar / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 326 km (202 mi).

1966 August 3 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1966 August 10 - . 12:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • VLF Doppler Ionosphere / aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1966 August 11 - . 12:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1966 October 18 - . 09:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1966 October 20 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere / fields / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 191 km (118 mi).

1966 October 20 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Gyro-plasma probe Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi).

1966 December 5 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Gyro-plasma probe Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 326 km (202 mi).

1966 December 10 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 147 km (91 mi).

1966 December 10 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Aeronomy / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 253 km (157 mi).

1967 January 31 - . 02:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / solar radio frequencies mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 327 km (203 mi).

1967 March 7 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Far ultraviolet Stellar photometer Ultraviolet astronomy / solar x-ray mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 248 km (154 mi).

1969 January 8 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Gyro-plasma probe Ionosphere / chemical release / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 343 km (213 mi).

1969 January 9 - . 07:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • E field antenna Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1969 January 12 - . 05:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C.
  • Stability test Aeronomy / solar ultraviolet / test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1969 January 14 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Langmuir probe Infrared / x-ray astronomy / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 229 km (142 mi).

1969 January 19 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Gryo-plasma probe Aeronomy / ionosphere / fields / mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1969 February 13 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • TVC test (1-stage) test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 13 - . 02:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Fields/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi).

1969 August 7 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • X-ray sources Ionosphere / plasma / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1969 August 24 - . 08:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Radio noise Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi).

1969 September 6 - . 11:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Zodiacal light Ionosphere / astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 247 km (153 mi).

1969 September 26 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C. FAILURE: Failure.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1970 January 25 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 369 km (229 mi).

1970 January 27 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 357 km (221 mi).

1970 September 2 - . 10:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8.
  • Ionosphere / release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1970 September 13 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1970 September 27 - . 06:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • B field Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi).

1971 January 16 - . 07:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 357 km (221 mi).

1971 January 23 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi).

1971 January 24 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Sco X-1 X-ray astronomy / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1971 August 18 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1971 August 20 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Optical astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 274 km (170 mi).

1971 August 25 - . 05:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1971 August 26 - . 10:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Cs / Ba Release Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1971 September 1 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Solar ultraviolet Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi).

1972 January 23 - . 11:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1972 February 18 - . 09:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Cesium Release Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi).

1972 February 22 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi).

1972 September 12 - . 11:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Fiberglass Casing Infrared astronomy / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 259 km (160 mi).

1972 September 20 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 326 km (202 mi).

1973 January 19 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • VLF Ionosphere / active plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1973 February 19 - . 00:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 236 km (146 mi).

1973 February 23 - . 09:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Cesium Release Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi).

1973 August 21 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Plasma / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi).

1973 August 27 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi).

1973 September 15 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C.
  • M-3C Stage Sep Test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1973 September 22 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • X-ray astronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi).

1974 January 16 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere-solar mission Ionosphere-solar mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 360 km (220 mi).

1974 September 16 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Plasma gun M / D Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi).

1974 September 19 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1974 September 20 - . 11:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Precipitate Electrons Ionosphere / x-ray / ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi).

1975 January 17 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Airglow Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 363 km (225 mi).

1975 January 23 - . 11:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi).

1975 Aug - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10C.
  • M-3S SRMC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1975 August 26 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 351 km (218 mi).

1975 September 2 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 311 km (193 mi).

1975 September 23 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Soft X-ray X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi).

1975 September 24 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • X-ray astronomy / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 196 km (121 mi).

1976 January 16 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Magnetospheric mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 367 km (228 mi).

1976 January 18 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1976 August 30 - . 19:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi).

1976 September 16 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi).

1976 September 18 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1977 January 16 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Near infrared Galactic Plane Infrared astronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 324 km (201 mi).

1977 September 3 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 376 km (233 mi).

1977 September 14 - . 12:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy / extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 204 km (126 mi).

1978 January 22 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere / fields / solar mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 369 km (229 mi).

1978 January 27 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 292 km (181 mi).

1978 February 26 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy / extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1978 August 15 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi). PL fail.

1978 August 20 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Near infrared Galactic Plane Test / infrared astronomy / ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 319 km (198 mi).

1979 January 16 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi).

1979 January 21 - . 09:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Test / aeronomy / ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi).

1979 August 18 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • TED / TPI / NEL / PWN Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi).

1979 September 11 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • SUV / AUV / NEL / EPA Ionosphere / solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi).

1980 January 16 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • TPE-1 Ionosphere / tether mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1980 August 26 - . 11:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • GIR / GXV / STS X-ray astronomy / infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 219 km (136 mi).

1980 September 2 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Test / aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1980 September 4 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 308 km (191 mi).

1982 January 15 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 303 km (188 mi).

1982 February 13 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Test / ionosphere / plasma / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1982 February 18 - . 12:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ultraviolet / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 315 km (195 mi).

1982 September 13 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Near infrared Background Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1983 January 14 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 349 km (216 mi).

1984 January 13 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • CIR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1985 September 14 - . 14:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • CBR Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 297 km (184 mi).

1986 January 31 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 319 km (198 mi).

1987 February 22 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • CBR Submillimeter radio astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi).

1988 January 25 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • COREX Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi).


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