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Courier
Courier
Courier
Credit: NASA
American communications technology satellite. Experimental communications. Communication satellite built by Philco Western Development Labs (WDL) (formerly Army Fort Monmouth Laboratories) for USAF, USA. Launched 1960.

Status: Operational 1960. First Launch: 1960-08-18. Last Launch: 1960-10-04. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 227 kg (500 lb).


More at: Courier.

Family: Communications, Communications technology sat, Medium earth orbit, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Thor Ablestar. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17B. Agency: US Army. Bibliography: 126, 2, 6, 6430, 12191.
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1960 August 18 - . 19:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thor Ablestar. FAILURE: Exploded 2.5 minutes after launch.. Failed Stage: U.
  • Courier 1A - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Courier. Decay Date: 1960-08-18 . Discoverer XIV was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor/Agena A booster.' Experimental communications sattelite..

1960 October 4 - . 17:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thor Ablestar.
  • Courier 1B - . Mass: 230 kg (500 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft: Courier. USAF Sat Cat: 58 . COSPAR: 1960-Nu-1. Apogee: 1,214 km (754 mi). Perigee: 967 km (600 mi). Inclination: 28.3000 deg. Period: 107.10 min. Experimental communications. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .


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