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Beacon

Juno-I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


Beacon

  • Type: Test Target
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Beacon 1 was a large inflatable satellite of micro-thin plastic covered with aluminium foil. It was designed to be large so that it was easily visible from Earth.

Location


Launch Complex 5

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 5 has witnessed the launch of 13 rockets, including 7 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 5

Rocket


Chrysler Juno-I

The Juno I was a four-stage American booster rocket which launched America’s first satellite, Explorer 1 in 1958. A member of thr redstone family, it was derived from the Jupiter-C sounding rocket.

Agency


Army Ballistic Missile Agency

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was formed to develop the U.S. Army’s first large ballistic missile. The agency was established at Redstone Arsenal on 1 February 1956, and commanded by Major General John B. Medaris with Wernher von Braun as technical director.

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