Explorer 15

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

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

Explorer 15 was instrumented to study the artificial radiation belt produced by the Starfish high-altitude nuclear burst of July 1962. The backup payload for Explorer 14 was modified and used for Explorer 15.

Thor Delta A

Family: Thor
Configuration: Delta A

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    31.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    50 T
  • Thrust
    667 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Delta A
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Delta A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Delta A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $9590000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    250 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    68 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17B


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