Explorer 1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 26A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

First successfully launched American satellite. It was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen Radiation Belt.

Juno-I

Family: Redstone
Configuration: Juno I

The Juno I was a four-stage American booster rocket which launched America's first satellite, Explorer 1 in 1958. A member of thr redstone family, it was derived from the Jupiter-C sounding rocket.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    21.2 m
  • Diameter
    1.78 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.78 m
  • Launch Mass
    29 T
  • Thrust
    416 kN
Family
  • Name
    Juno-I
  • Family
    Redstone
  • Variant
    Juno I
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Juno-I
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    11 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Chrysler

Chrysler

(CHR)

Founded: 1950 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The MRLV successfully launched the chimpanzee Ham, and astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on three suborbital flights in January, May and July 1961, respectively.

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