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Lambda 4SC
Part of Lambda Family
Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 2 x SB-310 + 1 x L735 + 1 x L735(1/3) + 1 x L500 + 1 x L480S

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1971-08-20. Last Launch: 1979-09-20. Number: 5 . Thrust: 970.00 kN (218,060 lbf). Gross mass: 9,400 kg (20,700 lb). Height: 16.50 m (54.10 ft). Diameter: 0.74 m (2.42 ft). Apogee: 2,000 km (1,200 mi).



Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: Japan. Launch Sites: Kagoshima, Kagoshima L. Stages: L500, L735, L735(1/3), SB-310, L480S. Agency: ISAS.

1971 August 20 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: U.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1973 January 28 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1974 September 1 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1976 August 30 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC.
  • Radar transponder - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1,500 km (900 mi).

1979 September 20 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima L. LV Family: Lambda. Launch Vehicle: Lambda 4SC.
  • TVC test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).


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