Thor DM-21 Ablestar | Transit 4A & Injun-1 & Solrad 3

United States Air Force launch of a Thor DM-21 Ablestar Rocket

Launch Status

United States Air Force was scheduled to launch a Thor DM-21 Ablestar rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Thu, Jun 29th, 1961, 12:23 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 17B, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Space Launch Complex 17B, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Thor DM-21 Ablestar

The Thor-Ablestar, or Thor Able-Star, also known as Thor-Epsilon was an early American expendable launch system consisting of a PGM-17 Thor missile, with an Ablestar upper stage. It was a member of the Thor family of rockets, and was derived from the Thor-Able.

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