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Pioneer 1

Thor Able I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Pioneer 1

Type: Lunar Exploration

The second pioneer orbiter, pioneer 1 intended to enter lunar orbit but missed the Moon after a third stage partial failure.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Thor Able I – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 30 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 51 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 120 kg

The Thor Able I was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1958-04-24. Thor Able I has 1 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.

Agency

Army Ballistic Missile Agency – ABMA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: ABMA
  • Country: USA

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was formed to develop the U.S. Army’s first large ballistic missile. The agency was established at Redstone Arsenal on 1 February 1956, and commanded by Major General John B. Medaris with Wernher von Braun as technical director.

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