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S-Series (rocket family)

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S-Series is a fleet of sounding rockets funded by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that have been in service since the late 1960s. [1]

16 relations: Andøya, Antarctica, CubeSat, IHI Corporation, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan, JAXA, Lambda 4S, Launch vehicle, NHK World-Japan, Orbit, Showa Station (Antarctica), Sounding rocket, Svalbard Rocket Range, TRICOM-1R, Uchinoura Space Center.


Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago, situated about inside the Arctic circle.

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.

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A CubeSat (U-class spacecraft) is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that is made up of multiples of 10×10×10 cm cubic units.

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IHI Corporation

, formerly known as, is a Japanese company which produces ships, aircraft engines, turbochargers for automobiles, industrial machines, power station boilers and other facilities, suspension bridges and other transport-related machinery.

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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

(ISAS) is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan's space development.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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The is the Japanese national aerospace and space agency.

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Lambda 4S

The Lambda 4S or L-4S was an experimental Japanese expendable carrier rocket.

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Launch vehicle

A launch vehicle or carrier rocket is a rocket used to carry a payload from Earth's surface through outer space, either to another surface point (suborbital), or into space (Earth orbit or beyond).

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NHK World-Japan

NHK World-Japan is the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai - Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan's public broadcaster.

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In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

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Showa Station (Antarctica)

, sometimes alternately spelled Syowa Station, is a Japanese permanent research station on East Ongul Island in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

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Sounding rocket

A sounding rocket, sometimes called a research rocket, is an instrument-carrying rocket designed to take measurements and perform scientific experiments during its sub-orbital flight.

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Svalbard Rocket Range

The Svalbard Rocket Range (Svalbard Rakettskytefelt) or SvalRak is a launch site for sounding rockets at Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard, Norway.

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TRICOM-1R, also known as Tasuki is a Japanese nanosatellite that was launched during the SS-520-5 sounding rocket test launch on 3 February 2018, with a mission to conduct store and forward data relay and earth observation using a set of cameras.

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Uchinoura Space Center

The is a space launch facility close to the Japanese town of Kimotsuki, in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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S-160, S-210, S-310, S-520, SS-520.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-Series_(rocket_family)

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