This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com Mu-3S

Mu-3C
Mu-3C - Mu-3C - COSPAR 1975-014

13,108 bytes. 171 x 376 pixels.



Family: H. Country: Japan. Status: Hardware.

Specifications

Launches: 23. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 86.96% pct. First Launch Date: 25 September 1970. Last Launch Date: 15 January 1995. LEO Payload: 770 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. Payload: 520 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 177,000 kgf. Total Mass: 62,610 kg. Core Diameter: 1.5 m. Total Length: 28.0 m. Launch Price $: 30.00 million. in 1994 price dollars.


Mu-3S Chronology


1970 Sep 25 - LV Configuration: Mu-4S s/n M-4S-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. FAILURE: Fourth stage failed to ignite.
1971 Feb 16 - - 04:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-4S s/n M-4S-2. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1971 Sep 28 - - 04:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-4S s/n M-4S-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1972 Aug 19 - - 02:40 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-4S s/n M-4S-4. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1974 Feb 16 - - 05:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3C s/n M-3C-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1975 Feb 24 - - 05:25 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3C s/n M-3C-2. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1976 Feb 4 - LV Configuration: Mu-3C s/n M-3C-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. FAILURE: Failure - unknown cause.
1977 Feb 19 - - 09:15 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3H s/n M-3H-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1978 Feb 4 - - 07:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3H s/n M-3H-2. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1978 Sep 16 - - 05:02 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3H s/n M-3H-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1979 Feb 21 - - 05:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3C s/n M-3C-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1980 Feb 17 - - 09:40 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S s/n M-3S-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1981 Feb 21 - - 09:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S s/n M-3S-2. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1983 Feb 20 - - 05:10 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S s/n M-3S-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1984 Feb 14 - - 07:55 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S s/n M-3S-4. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1985 Jan 7 - - 19:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1985 Aug 18 - - 23:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-2. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1987 Feb 5 - - 06:43 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1989 Feb 21 - - 23:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-4. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1990 Jan 24 - - 11:46 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-5. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1991 Aug 30 - - 02:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-6. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1993 Feb 20 - - 02:24 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-7. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M.
1995 Jan 15 - - 13:45 GMT. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-8. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. FAILURE: Second stage guidance error, orbit too low. Partial Failure.

Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Definitions of Technical Terms.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .