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Echo 2

Thor SLV-2 Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Echo 2

Type: Communications

The Echo 2 spacecraft was a 41-m balloon of aluminum foil-mylar laminate. Echo 2 was designed as a rigidized passive communications spacecraft for testing propagation, tracking, and communication techniques.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Thor SLV-2 Agena B – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 27.2 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 56 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 400 kg

The Thor SLV-2 Agena B was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1964-01-25. Thor SLV-2 Agena B has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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