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Transit 4B & TRAAC

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

Length: 29 meters
Diameter: 1.44 meters
First Launch: April 13, 1960

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.

The Thor DM-21 Ablestar rocket has been launched a total of 3 times with 2 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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