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Beacon

Juno II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


Beacon

  • Type: Test Target
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Beacon 2 was launched an a three stage Juno 2 rocket. The vehicle ran into trouble three minutes into flight and an array of failures caused the GNC system to fail causing the satellite to fall short of orbit.

Location


Launch Complex 26B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 26B has witnessed the launch of 6 rockets, including 6 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 953 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 26B

Rocket


Army Ballistic Missile Agency Juno II

Juno II was an American space launch vehicle used during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was derived from the Jupiter missile, which was used as the first stage.

Juno II

Agency


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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