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Explorer 46

Scout D-1

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Explorer 46

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Satellite dedicated to meteroid research

Location


Launch Area 3A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 3A has witnessed the launch of 18 rockets, including 13 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 78 rocket launches.

Launch Area 3A

Rocket


Vought Scout D-1

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 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.

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