National Center of Space Research
Second French experimental data relay satellite for meteorological data.
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Launch Area 3A
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
75 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.
Scout B-1 – Vought
- Family: Scout
- Length: 22 m
- Diameter: 1.02 m
- Launch Mass: 17 T
The Scout B-1 was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1971-08-16. Scout B-1 has 5 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. The Scout family of rockets were were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages.
National Center of Space Research – CNES
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CNES
- Administration: Jean-Yves Le Gall
- Founded: 1961
- Launchers: Ariane 5
- Spacecraft: Mars/Venus Express | Rosetta
- Country: FRA
The National Center of Space Research, or CNES, is a French National Agency in charge of France’s space program. In partnership with the US and Russia, they have put 10 people in space. CNES works in tandem with the larger ESA to develop the Ariane 5 and work on other probes and satellites. They are working with Germany to develop a cheaper and more efficient reusable rocket, which hopefully will be ready to fly by 2026.