Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Type: Test Flight
First successfully launched American satellite. It was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen Radiation Belt.
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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
920 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Army Ballistic Missile Agency – ABMA
- 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.