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SCORE

Atlas B

US Army

Launch Status
Success

Mission

SCORE

Type: Communications

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

858 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 11, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

SM-65B Atlas – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 31.4 m
Diameter: 3.66 m
Launch Mass: 3 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 68 kg

The SM-65B Atlas was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1958-07-19. SM-65B Atlas has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USA

Country: USA

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