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Beacon Explorer A

Thor Delta B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Beacon Explorer A

Type: Earth Science

The BE (Beacon Explorer) satellites provided Laser reflectors for geodetic measurements as well measured the electron density in the ionosphere.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta B – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 31 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 51 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 370 kg

The Thor Delta B was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1962-12-13. Thor Delta B has 8 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 9 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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