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5 Payloads Rideshare

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

United States Air Force

Launch Status


5 Payloads Rideshare

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

Rideshare launch carrying LOFTI 2, SECOR, Poppy 1, Injun 2 and Surcal 1.


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


Thor DM-21 Ablestar – United States Air Force

Family: Thor-Ablestar
Length: 29 m
Diameter: 1.44 m
Launch Mass: 51 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 150 kg

The Thor DM-21 Ablestar was manufactured by United States Air Force with the first launch on 1960-04-13. Thor DM-21 Ablestar has 13 successful launches and 6 failed launches with a total of 19 launches. The Thor-Ablestar, or Thor Able-Star, also known as Thor-Epsilon was an early American expendable launch system consisting of a PGM-17 Thor missile, with an Ablestar upper stage. It was a member of the Thor family of rockets, and was derived from the Thor-Able.


United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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