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Tiros 1

Thor Able II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Tiros 1

Type: Earth Science

TIROS-1 was the first successful low-Earth orbital weather satellite, and the first of a series of Television Infrared Observation Satellites.

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 II – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 27.3 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 52 T

The Thor Able II was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1959-01-23. Thor Able II has 1 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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