Beacon Explorer A

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 17A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The BE (Beacon Explorer) satellites provided Laser reflectors for geodetic measurements as well measured the electron density in the ionosphere.

Thor Delta B

Family: Thor
Configuration: Delta B

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
    51 T
  • Thrust
    667 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Delta B
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Delta B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Delta B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $9590000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    370 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 17A


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