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Explorer 21

Thor Delta C

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Explorer 21

Type: Astrophysics

Explorer 21 (IMP 2) 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 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta C – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 27.5 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 52 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 81 kg

The Thor Delta C was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1963-11-27. Thor Delta C has 8 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 10 launches. American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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