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Explorer (20)
Explorer (20)
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American earth magnetosphere satellite. Explorer (20). Also known as Explorer S-66.

AKA: Beacon Explorer. Status: Operational 1964. First Launch: 1964-03-19. Last Launch: 1964-03-19. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 54 kg (119 lb).



Subtopics

BE A, B, C Geodesy, Ionospheric research satellite built by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for NASA, USA. Launched 1964 - 1965. Used Transit-Bus.

Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Thor Delta B. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17A. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 126.

1964 March 19 - . 11:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thor Delta B. FAILURE: Insufficient third stage thrust.. Failed Stage: 3.
  • Explorer (20) - . Payload: Beacon Explorer A. Mass: 54 kg (119 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: BE. Decay Date: 1964-03-19 . Also known as Explorer S-66..


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