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Tansei





A series of small Japanese satellites designed to test the performance of new ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science) launch vehicles. All were launched from Kagoshima.


spacecraft launch date launch vehicle orbit mass (kg)
Tansei Feb. 16, 1971 M-4S 990 × 1,110 × 30° 63
Tansei-2 Feb. 16, 1974 M-3C 290 × 3,240 × 31° 56
Tansei-3 Feb. 19, 1977 M-3H 790 × 3,810 × 31° 129
Tansei-4 Feb. 17, 1980 M-3S 521 × 606 × 39° 185


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