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Explorer C
Part of Explorer Family
American earth magnetosphere satellite. Explorer 5.

Status: Operational 1958. First Launch: 1958-08-24. Last Launch: 1958-08-24. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 17 kg (37 lb).



Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Redstone, Jupiter C. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC5. Agency: DARPA. Bibliography: 126.

1958 August 24 - . 06:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC5. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter C. FAILURE: First Stage collided with upper stages. Second Stage ignited in wrong direction.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • Explorer 5 - . Payload: Explorer C. Mass: 17 kg (37 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: von Braun. Agency: DARPA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Explorer. Spacecraft: Explorer C. Decay Date: 1958-08-24 .


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