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Explorer 23

Scout X-4

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Explorer 23

  • Type: Materials Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The Explorer 23 or S 55c micrometeoroid satellite was the third in the series of S 55 micrometeoroid satellites orbited by NASA.


Launch Area 3

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 3 has witnessed the launch of 13 rockets, including 10 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 78 rocket launches.

Launch Area 3


Vought Scout X-4

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 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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