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Ariel 1

Thor Delta

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ariel 1

Type: Earth Science

Ariel is a series of British research satellites. Ariel 1 was designed to study solar radiation and its impact on Earth’s ionosphere.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 31 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 54 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 226 kg

The Thor Delta was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1960-05-13. Thor Delta has 8 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. American orbital launch vehicle. Commercial name for the military’s Thor-Delta.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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