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Transit 1A

Thor Able II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Transit 1A

Type: Navigation

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.

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 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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