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Explorer 18

Thor Delta C

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Explorer 18

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Elliptical Orbit

Explorer 18 (IMP 1, Interplanetary Monitoring Platform) was a solar-cell and chemical-battery powered spacecraft instrumented for interplanetary and distant magnetospheric studies of energetic particles, cosmic rays, magnetic fields, and plasmas.

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 960 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 17B

Rocket


McDonnell Douglas Thor Delta C

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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