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Thor DM-21 Ablestar – United States Air Force

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.

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