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Explorer 7

Juno II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 7

Type: Astrophysics

Explorer 7 was designed to measure solar x-ray and Lyman-alpha flux, trapped energetic particles, and heavy primary cosmic rays. Secondary objectives included collecting data on micrometeoroid penetration, molecular sputtering and studying the Earth-atmosphere heat balance.

Location

Launch Complex 5

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 5, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Juno II – Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Family: Juno
Length: 24 m
Diameter: 2.67 m
Launch Mass: 55 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 41 kg

The Juno II was manufactured by Army Ballistic Missile Agency with the first launch on 1958-12-06. Juno II has 5 successful launches and 5 failed launches with a total of 10 launches. 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.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

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.

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