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Explorer 17

Thor Delta B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 17

Type: Earth Science

Explorer 17 carried four pressure gauges for the measurement of total neutral particle density, two mass spectrometers for the measurement of certain neutral particle concentrations, and two electrostatic probes for ion concentration and electron temperature measurements.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 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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