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Pioneer 2

Thor Able I

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Pioneer 2

Type: Lunar Exploration

The third pioneer orbiter, pioneer 2 intended to enter lunar orbit but failed to make orbit when the third stage failed to ignite.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 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

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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