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

Status: Retired 1966. First Launch: 1962-08-23. Last Launch: 1966-12-10. Number: 12 . Payload: 25 kg (55 lb). Gross mass: 350 kg (770 lb). Height: 7.30 m (23.90 ft). Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft). Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

Payload: 25 kg (55 lb) to a 200 km altitude.



Country: Japan. Launch Sites: Kagoshima, Kagoshima TMP. Stages: K160, K250H. Agency: ISAS.

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).

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 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 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 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).

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 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).


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