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Transit 2A

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Transit 2A

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.

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Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
  • Founded: 1947
  • Country: USA

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.

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