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Explorer 3

Juno-I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 3

Type: Earth Science

Small satellite launched into an eccentric orbit with a cosmic ray counter and a micrometeorite detector.

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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