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.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
858 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
SM-65B Atlas – Convair
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.