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Family: H. Country: Japan. Status: Development.

All-solid satellite launch vehicle.


Specifications

Launches: 3. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 66.67% pct. First Launch Date: 12 February 1997. Last Launch Date: 10 February 2000. LEO Payload: 1,800 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 30.0 degrees. Payload: 1,300 kg. to a: 200 km, 90 deg inclination orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 430,000 kgf. Total Mass: 137,500 kg. Core Diameter: 2.5 m. Total Length: 30.8 m. Development Cost $: 220.00 million. in 1997 average dollars. Launch Price $: 60.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


M-V Chronology


1997 Feb 12 - - 04:50 GMT. LV Configuration: M-V s/n M-V-1. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M-V.
1998 Jul 3 - - 18:12 GMT. LV Configuration: M-V s/n 3. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M-V.
2000 Feb 10 - - 01:30 GMT. LV Configuration: M-V s/n 4. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M-V. FAILURE: First stage failure. An anomalous vibration was detected 25 seconds after launch. At 41 seconds ceramic heat shields in the first stage nozzle broke and fell off, and thrust vector control on the nozzle was lost.

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