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Explorer 6

Thor Able III

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 6

Type: Earth Science

Explorer 6 was an American satellite designed to study trapped radiation of various energies, galactic cosmic rays, geomagnetism, radio propagation and the flux of micrometeorites. It also tested a scanning device designed for photographing the Earth’s cloud cover, and transmitted the first pictures of Earth from a satellite.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

849 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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