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San Marco 2

Scout B

National Research Council

Launch Status
Success

Mission

San Marco 2

Type: Earth Science

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.

Location

San Marco platform

Broglio Space Center, Kenya

9 rockets have launched from Broglio Space Center, Kenya.

San Marco platform, Broglio Space Center, Kenya

Rocket

Scout B – Vought

Family: Scout
Length: 25 m
Diameter: 1.01 m
Launch Mass: 17 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 143 kg

The Scout B was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1965-08-10. Scout B has 21 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 23 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.

Agency

National Research Council

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NRC

Founded: 1923

Country: ITA

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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