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Lambda 2
Part of Lambda Family
Japanese test vehicle. 3-4 stage vehicle series.

Status: Retired 1963. First Launch: 1963-08-24. Last Launch: 1963-12-11. Number: 2 . Payload: 180 kg (390 lb). Thrust: 970.00 kN (218,060 lbf). Gross mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Height: 15.50 m (50.80 ft). Diameter: 0.74 m (2.42 ft). Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

3 stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x Lambda2-2.

Payload: 180 kg (390 lb) to a 500 km altitude.



Family: test vehicle. Country: Japan. Launch Sites: Kagoshima, Kagoshima L. Stages: Lambda 2-2, L735, SB-310. Agency: ISAS.

1963 August 24 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 2. 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.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi).


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