Beacon

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Target

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

Beacon 2 was launched an a three stage Juno 2 rocket. The vehicle ran into trouble three minutes into flight and an array of failures caused the GNC system to fail causing the satellite to fall short of orbit.

Juno II

Family: Juno
Configuration:

Juno II was an American space launch vehicle used during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was derived from the Jupiter missile, which was used as the first stage.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    24.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.67 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    55 T
  • Thrust
    654 kN
Family
  • Name
    Juno II
  • Family
    Juno
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Juno II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    41 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Army Ballistic Missile Agency

(ABMA)

Successes: 5 Failures: 5 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 26B


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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
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LauncherOne
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Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Falcon 9
Success
3 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-5
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Simorgh
Failure
4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Long March 3
Success
1 month ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Long March 2D
Success
1 month ago
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