Explorer 18

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

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

Explorer 18 (IMP 1, Interplanetary Monitoring Platform) was a solar-cell and chemical-battery powered spacecraft instrumented for interplanetary and distant magnetospheric studies of energetic particles, cosmic rays, magnetic fields, and plasmas.

Thor Delta C

Family: Thor
Configuration: Delta C

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

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    27.5 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    52 T
  • Thrust
    667 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Delta C
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Delta C
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Delta C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    81 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • 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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