Japanese all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Five stage vehicle consisting of 8 x SB-310 + 1 x M-10 + 1 x M-20 + 1 x M-30 + 1 x M-40
Gross mass: 40,000 kg (88,000 lb).
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Height: 23.60 m (77.40 ft).
Diameter: 1.41 m (4.62 ft).
Thrust: 1,932.00 kN (434,330 lbf).
Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1969.08.17.
Number: 1 .
Mu The Japanese Mu launcher series provided a flexible all-solid propellant launch vehicle for access to space. It was the first Japanese launch vehicle designed from the start as an orbital launch vehicle. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Nissan Japanese manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Nissan, 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...
M-20 Solid rocket stage. 285.00 kN (64,071 lbf) thrust. Mass 9,900 kg (21,826 lb). More...
Mu-3C-0 Solid rocket stage. 95.00 kN (21,357 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb). More...
Mu-3D-3 Solid rocket stage. 128.00 kN (28,776 lbf) thrust. Mass 2,800 kg (6,173 lb). More...
Mu-4S-1 Solid rocket stage. 737.00 kN (165,684 lbf) thrust. Mass 26,600 kg (58,643 lb). More...
Mu-4S-4 Solid rocket stage. 26.50 kN (5,957 lbf) thrust. Mass 400 kg (882 lb). More...
1969 August 17 -
. Launch Complex
: Kagoshima M
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
. LV Configuration
: Mu-3D M-3D-1.
- Test mission - .
Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).
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