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Transit 1B

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Transit 1B

Type: Navigation

The Transit system was the first satellite navigation system to be used operationally. The system was primarily used by the U.S. Navy to provide accurate location information to its Polaris ballistic missile submarines, and it was also used as a navigation system by the Navy’s surface ships, as well as for hydrographic survey and geodetic surveying.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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