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Explorer 8

Juno II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Explorer 8

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Medium Earth Orbit

A research satellite intended to study a number of space phenomenon.

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 931 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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