Remove Ads

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 956 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.

Juno-I

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.

Last Updated:
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments