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SCORE

Atlas B

US Army

Launch Status
Success

Mission


SCORE

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

SCORE or Signal Communications by Orbiting RElay was the world first purpose built communications satellite. It provided a second test of a communications relay system after the first being provided by Pioneer 1.

Location


Launch Complex 11

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 11 has witnessed the launch of 1 rockets, including 1 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 960 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 11

Rocket


Convair SM-65B Atlas

The Convair SM-65B Atlas, or Atlas B, also designated X-12 was a prototype of the Atlas missile. First flown on 19 July 1958, the Atlas B was the first version of the Atlas rocket to use the stage and a half design with an operational sustainer engine and jettisonable rocket booster section. Unlike later Atlas models, the Atlas B used explosive bolts to jettison the booster section.

Agency


US Army

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