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M family

M-4S [ISAS]

 

M-3C [ISAS]

M-3H [ISAS]

M-3S [ISAS]

M-3S-2 [ISAS]

ETV-1 [NASDA]

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
M-1 * 8 × SB-310 M-10 - - -
M-3D * 8 × SB-310 M-10 M-20 M-30 -
M-4S 8 × SB-310 M-10 M-20 M-30 M-40
M-3C 8 × SB-310 M-10 M-22-TVC M-3A -
ETV-1 * 8 × SB-310 M-10 ? / LE-3 - -
M-3H 8 × SB-310 M-13 M-22-TVC M-3A -
M-3S 8 × SB-310 M-13-TVC M-22-TVC M-3A -
M-3S-2 2 × SB-735 M-13-TVC M-23 M-3B -
No:     TNr:    Type:      Date:           LS         Payload

 1        1     M-1        31.10.1966  *   Ka LP-M    (R&D)
 2        1     M-3D       17.08.1969  *   Ka LP-M    (R&D)
 3        1     M-4S       25.09.1970   F  Ka LP-M    SS (1)
 4        2     M-4S       16.02.1971      Ka LP-M    MS T1 (Tansei 1)
 5        3     M-4S       28.09.1971      Ka LP-M    SS 1 (Shinsei)
 6        4     M-4S       19.08.1972      Ka LP-M    REXS (Denpa)
 7        1     M-3C       16.02.1974      Ka LP-M    MS T2 (Tansei 2)
 8        1     ETV-1      02.09.1974  *   Ta LP-Q    (R&D)
 9        2     ETV-1      05.02.1975  *   Ta LP-Q    (R&D)
10        3     M-3C       24.02.1975      Ka LP-M    SRATS (Ta LP-Qiyo)
11        4     M-3C       04.02.1976   F  Ka LP-M    Corsa A
12        1     M-3H       19.02.1977      Ka LP-M    MS T3 (Tansei 3)
13        2     M-3H       04.02.1978      Ka LP-M    Exos A (Kyokko)
14        3     M-3H       16.09.1978      Ka LP-M    Exos B (Jikiken)
15        5     M-3C       21.02.1979      Ka LP-M    Corsa B (Hakucho)
16        1     M-3S       17.02.1980      Ka LP-M    MS T4 (Tansei 4)
17        2     M-3S       21.02.1981      Ka LP-M    Astro A (Hinotori)
18        3     M-3S       20.02.1983      Ka LP-M    Astro B (Tenma)
19        4     M-3S       14.02.1984      Ka LP-M    Exos C (Ohzora)
20        1     M-3S2      07.01.1985      Ka LP-M    MS T5 (Sakigake) [KM-P]
21        2     M-3S2      18.08.1985      Ka LP-M    Planet A (Suisei) [KM-P]
22        3     M-3S2      05.02.1987      Ka LP-M    Astro C (Ginga)
23        4     M-3S2      21.02.1989      Ka LP-M    Exos D (Akebono) [KM-D]
24        5     M-3S2      24.01.1990      Ka LP-M    Muses A (Hiten) [KM-M] / Muses A Subsat (Hagoromo)
25        6     M-3S2      30.08.1991      Ka LP-M    Solar A (Yohkoh)
26        7     M-3S2      20.02.1993      Ka LP-M    Astro D (ASCA, Asuka)
27        8     M-3S2      15.01.1995   P  Ka LP-M    EXPRESS [KM-M]


Launch failures:

Flight 3:       Stage 4 failed to ignite
Flight 11:      unknown failure
Flight 27:      second stage guidance error, orbit too low


Launch sites:

Ka  = Kagoshima Space Center / Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan Japan
Ta  = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan