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Family: Miscellany. Country: Israel. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Jericho II. Manufacturer's Designation: NEXT.

Satellite launcher derived from Jericho II MRBM, essentially identical to South African RSA-3. NEXT was a variant with an improved upper stage for proposed launch from Wallops Island, USA (launch from Israel is only possible into retrograde orbits since due East launch would be over territory of adjacent countries).


Specifications

Launches: 5. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 60.00% pct. First Launch Date: 19 September 1988. Last Launch Date: 22 January 1998. LEO Payload: 160 kg. to: 366 km Orbit. at: 143.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 42,080 kgf. Total Mass: 23,630 kg. Core Diameter: 1.4 m. Total Length: 18.0 m. Launch Price $: 15.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


Shavit Chronology


1988 Sep 19 - - 09:50 GMT. LV Configuration: Shaviyt s/n 1. Launch Site: Palmachim .
1990 Apr 3 - - 07:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Shaviyt s/n 2. Launch Site: Palmachim .
1994 Sep 15 - Launch Site: Palmachim . FAILURE: Failure not acknowledged.
1995 Apr 5 - - 11:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Shaviyt 1 s/n 3. Launch Site: Palmachim .
1998 Jan 22 - - 12:56 GMT. LV Configuration: Shavit 1 s/n 4. Launch Site: Palmachim . FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed during second stage burn.

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