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Syncom 1

Thor Delta B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Syncom 1

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geosynchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $9,590,000

Syncom 1 was designed to be the first test of a communications satellite in geosynchronous orbit.

Location


Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17B has witnessed the launch of 132 rockets, including 132 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 17B

Rocket


McDonnell Douglas Thor Delta B

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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