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GRS

Scout X-4

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GRS

Type: Earth Science

GRS (Geophysical Research Satellite) was a geophysics experiment test built by the Cambridge Research Lab (CRL). Data was obtained for 13 orbits, after which time the satellite ceased working due to a failure in the primary power supply.

Location

Launch Area 3

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

73 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Launch Area 3, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Scout X-4 – Vought

Family: Scout
Length: 25 m
Diameter: 1.01 m
Launch Mass: 17 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 103 kg

The Scout X-4 was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1963-06-28. Scout X-4 has 11 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 12 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

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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