Thor Able I
Army Ballistic Missile Agency
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.
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Space Launch Complex 17A
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
889 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
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.
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.