Explorer 6

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Elliptical Orbit Space Launch Complex 17A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Explorer 6 was an American satellite designed to study trapped radiation of various energies, galactic cosmic rays, geomagnetism, radio propagation and the flux of micrometeorites. It also tested a scanning device designed for photographing the Earth's cloud cover, and transmitted the first pictures of Earth from a satellite.

Thor Able III

Family:
Configuration: Able III

American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    27.4 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    52 T
  • Thrust
    668 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Able III
  • Family
  • Variant
    Able III
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Able III
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17A


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