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Explorer 15

Thor Delta A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 15

Type: Earth Science

Explorer 15 was instrumented to study the artificial radiation belt produced by the Starfish high-altitude nuclear burst of July 1962. The backup payload for Explorer 14 was modified and used for Explorer 15.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta A – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 31 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 50 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 250 kg

The Thor Delta A was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1962-10-02. Thor Delta A has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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