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ESRO 4

Scout D-1

European Space Research Organisation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ESRO 4

Type: Earth Science

European ionospheric and magnetospheric research satellite

Location

Space Launch Complex 5

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

710 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 5, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Scout D-1 – Vought

  • Family: Scout
  • Length: 25 m
  • Diameter: 1.14 m
  • Launch Mass: 20 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 183 kg

The Scout D-1 was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1972-08-13. Scout D-1 has 16 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 16 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

European Space Research Organisation – ESRO

  • Type: Multinational
  • Abbreviation: ESRO
  • Founded: 1964
  • Country: EUR

The European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) was an international organisation founded by 10 European nations with the intention of jointly pursuing scientific research in space. It was founded in 1964. As an organisation ESRO was based on a previously existing international scientific institution, CERN. The ESRO convention, the organisations founding document outlines it as an entity exclusively devoted to scientific pursuits. This was the case for most of its lifetime but in the final years before the formation of ESA, the European Space Agency, ESRO began a programme in the field of telecommunications.

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