Courier 1B

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

An active repeater communications satellite. The vehicle succesfully launched and successfully operated for a few weeks proving the experimental system.

Thor DM-21 Ablestar

Family: Thor-Ablestar
Configuration: DM-21

The Thor-Ablestar, or Thor Able-Star, also known as Thor-Epsilon was an early American expendable launch system consisting of a PGM-17 Thor missile, with an Ablestar upper stage. It was a member of the Thor family of rockets, and was derived from the Thor-Able.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    51 T
  • Thrust
    760 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor DM-21 Ablestar
  • Family
    Thor-Ablestar
  • Variant
    DM-21
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor DM-21 Ablestar
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

United States Air Force

(USAF)

Successes: 69 Failures: 22 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

INFO WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17B


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Success
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1 day, 22 hours ago
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4 days, 15 hours ago
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Atlas V 401
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1 week, 2 days ago
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Success
1 week, 3 days ago
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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
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Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

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Success
1 week, 4 days ago
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New Shepard
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
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West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Atlas V 401
Success
4 weeks ago
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Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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