Delta DM-19 | Explorer 12

United States Air Force launch of a Delta DM-19 Rocket

United States Air Force was scheduled to launch a Delta DM-19 rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Tue, Aug 15th, 1961, 11:21 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 17A, 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!

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta DM-19

The Delta DM-19, or Thor-Delta was an early launch system used for 12 launches in the early '60s in the US. The first stage was a Thor missile with the second stage being the Delta, hence the name Thor-Delta. Of 12 flights, it failed only once and put 11 satellites into orbit between 1960 and 62.

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