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Early Bird

Thor Delta D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Early Bird

Type: Communications

Early Bird, also known as Intelsat I, the world’s first commercial communications satellite, was built for the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) by the Space and Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft Company, later Hughes Space and Communications Company.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta D – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 32 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 63 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 450 kg

The Thor Delta D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1964-08-19. Thor Delta D has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 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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