Explorer 26

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

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

Explorer 26 was a spin-stabilized, solar-cell-powered spacecraft instrumented to measure cosmic-ray particles, trapped particles, solar wind protons, and magnetospheric and interplanetary magnetic fields.

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 17A


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Kuaizhou
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Long March 3
Success
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Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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