Explorer 7

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 5 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Explorer 7 was designed to measure solar x-ray and Lyman-alpha flux, trapped energetic particles, and heavy primary cosmic rays. Secondary objectives included collecting data on micrometeoroid penetration, molecular sputtering and studying the Earth-atmosphere heat balance.

Juno II

Family:
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
  • 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: 7 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency was formed to develop the U.S. Army's first large ballistic missile. The agency was established at Redstone Arsenal on 1 February 1956, and commanded by Major General John B. Medaris with Wernher von Braun as technical director.

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