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Explorer 1

Juno-I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 1

Type: Test Flight

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

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

Launch Complex 26A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Juno-I – Chrysler

Family: Redstone
Length: 21.2 m
Diameter: 1.78 m
Launch Mass: 29 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 11 kg

The Juno-I was manufactured by Chrysler with the first launch on 1958-01-31. Juno-I has 3 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ABMA

Country: USA

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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