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Aurora 1 & SECOR 9

Thor Burner 2

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Aurora 1 & SECOR 9

Type: Earth Science

The Aurora 1 was a small satellite to study the northern and southern lights (Aurora borealis and Aurora australis). SECOR 9 was a small geodetic spacecraft used to precisely determine points on the earth.

Location

LE-6

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

LE-6, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Thor Burner 2 – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 22.4 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 50 T

The Thor Burner 2 was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1966-09-16. Thor Burner 2 has 12 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 12 launches. The Thor-Burner was an American expendable launch system, a member of the Thor rocket family. It consisted of a Thor missile, with one or two Burner upper stages.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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