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Solrad 8

Scout X-4

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status


Solrad 8

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The NRL Solrad 8 satellite was one of the Solrad series that began in 1960 to provide continuous coverage of solar radiation with a set of standard photometers.


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


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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