- September 23, 2006 (08:15)
- Launch Result of the 22nd Scientific Satellite (SOLAR-B) by M-V-7
- September 22, 2006 (10:45)
- Launch Time of SOLAR-B/M-V-7
About M-V Launch Vehicle
M-V is the latest in the Mu model series, which shaped the history of the Japanese launch vehicle
On February 11th, 1970, Japan’s first satellite, OHSUMI, was put into orbit by the L-4S launch vehicle. The L-4S was succeeded by the Mu model series, which evolved from the first model, M-4S, to M-3C, M-3H, M-3S, M-3SII into the latest model, M-V, which enjoys a reputation as one of the major launch vehicles.
|Flight No.||Launch Date||Payload|
|M-V-1||2/12/1997||Radio-Astronomical Satellite "HALCA"(MUSES-B)|
|M-V-3||7/4/1998||Mars Orbiter "NOZOMI"(PLANET-B)|
|M-V-4||2/10/2000||X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-E)
* The launcher could not put the satellite into orbit because of the lack of final velocity due to 1st stage combustion failure.
|M-V-5||5/9/2003||Asteroid Sample-return Spacecraft "Hayabusa"(MUSES-C)|
|M-V-6||7/10/2005||X-ray Astronomy Satellite "Suzaku"(ASTRO-EII)|
|M-V-8||2/22/2006||Infrared Imaging Satellite "AKARI"(ASTRO-F)|
|M-V-7||9/23/20067||Solar Physics Satellite "HINODE"(SOLAR-B)|