Japan's Launch Vehicle Program Update

Author:  Tadakawa, Tsuguo
Source:  SAE: 871340
Doc ID:  1987054
Year of Publication:  1987
National Space Development Agency of Japan, NASDA, as an implementing agency in Japan for space applications missions, has successfully developed N series program, so called N-I and N-II vehicles, and completed the program with launching MOS-1 last February. Meanwhile, to enhance an autonomous capability in design and use of launch vehicles, NASDA is striving to develop H-I and H-II vehicles to meet the demand of future missions. This paper describes the technical features and current status of H-I and H-II vehicles including the applications.

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