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Transit 1A

Thor Able II

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Transit 1A

  • Type: Navigation
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The Transit satellite system was the first satellite navigation system to be used operationally. The system was used to provide accurate location for the US Navy ships. Transit 1A failed to make orbit.


Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17A has witnessed the launch of 145 rockets, including 145 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 956 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 17A


McDonnell Douglas Thor Able II

American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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