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Syncom 1

Thor Delta B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Syncom 1

Type: Communications

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

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

Space Launch Complex 17B, 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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