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
Gross mass: 9,400 kg (20,700 lb).
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Height: 16.50 m (54.10 ft).
Diameter: 0.74 m (2.42 ft).
Thrust: 970.00 kN (218,060 lbf).
Apogee: 2,000 km (1,200 mi).
First Launch: 1969.09.03.
Number: 1 .
Lambda All solid-propellant vehicle, Japan's first satellite launcher. The L-4S project simulated the procedures and demonstrated the capabilities required for orbital satellite launch essential to the follow-on Mu project. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
ISAS Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. More...
Associated Launch Sites
Kagoshima Japanese launch center for solid fueled sounding rockets and satellite launchers. Limited to two months a year due to disturbance of local fisheries. More...
Lambda 3-1 Solid rocket stage. 410.00 kN (92,172 lbf) thrust. Mass 5,000 kg (11,023 lb). More...
Mu-3C-0 Solid rocket stage. 95.00 kN (21,357 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb). More...
Lambda 4T Chronology
1969 September 3 -
. Launch Complex
: Kagoshima L
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
: Lambda 4T
. LV Configuration
: Lambda 4T L-4T-1.
- Test mission - .
Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).
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