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Explorer 1

Juno-I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Explorer 1

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

First successfully launched American satellite. It was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen Radiation Belt.

Location


Launch Complex 26A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 26A has witnessed the launch of 3 rockets, including 3 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 947 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 26A

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.

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