SCORE

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 11 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

SCORE or Signal Communications by Orbiting RElay was the world first purpose built communications satellite. It provided a second test of a communications relay system after the first being provided by Pioneer 1.

Atlas B

Family: Atlas
Configuration: B

The Convair SM-65B Atlas, or Atlas B, also designated X-12 was a prototype of the Atlas missile. First flown on 19 July 1958, the Atlas B was the first version of the Atlas rocket to use the stage and a half design with an operational sustainer engine and jettisonable rocket booster section. Unlike later Atlas models, the Atlas B used explosive bolts to jettison the booster section.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    31.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.66 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.66 m
  • Launch Mass
    3 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Atlas B
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    SM-65B Atlas
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    68 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 195 Failures: 25 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of its corporate history.

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