The L(Lambda)-4S rocket was the first rocket to be used by Japan to send a satellite into earth orbit. The L-4S project was to simulate the procedures and to demonstrate the capabilities for satellite insertion into orbit for the Mu project. The L-4S rocket system was a four-stage, all-solid propellant rocket.
Mission by L-4S Launch Vehicle
The L-4S-5 launch vehicle is described as follows
|1st st.||SOB||2nd st.||3rd st.||4th st.|
|Center of gravity (ig.)||%||59.0||52.9||63.0||61.8||64.5|
|Center of gravity (b.o.)||%||43.2||54.3||49.6||44.8||55.7|