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San Marco 2

Scout B

National Research Council

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San Marco 2

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $8,660,000

San Marco 2 was a 66-cm-diameter spherical satellite with two experiments, one designed to make direct measurements of air density below 350 km, and the other an ionospheric beacon experiment developed to observe electron content between the earth and the satellite.


San Marco platform

Broglio Space Center, Kenya

San Marco platform has witnessed the launch of 9 rockets, including 9 orbital launch attempts, while Broglio Space Center, Kenya, has been the site for 9 rocket launches.

San Marco platform


Vought Scout B

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 Research Council

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) or National Research Council, is the largest research council in Italy. As a public organisation, its remit is to support scientific and technological research. Its headquarters are in Rome.

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