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San Marco 1

Scout X-4

National Research Council

Launch Status
Success

Mission

San Marco 1

Type: Test Flight

San Marco 1 was an Italian flight test of the satellite to furnish data on air density and ionosphere characteristics. The Scout-X4 launch vehicle was provided by NASA and was launched with an Italian launch crew from Wallops Island.

Location

Launch Area 3A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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

Launch Area 3A, 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

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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