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Juno II (3)

Juno 2
Juno 2 - COSPAR 1959-Iota
American intermediate range ballistic missile. Three stage version consisting of 1 x Jupiter + 1 x Cluster stage 2 + 1 x Cluster stage 3

LEO Payload: 50 kg (110 lb).

Gross mass: 55,300 kg (121,900 lb).
Payload: 50 kg (110 lb).
Height: 23.40 m (76.70 ft).
Diameter: 2.67 m (8.75 ft).
Thrust: 667.00 kN (149,947 lbf).
Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

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See also
  • Jupiter The Jupiter IRBM was developed for the US Army. By the time development was complete, the mission and the missile was assigned to the US Air Force, which had its own nearly identical missile, the Thor. Jupiters were stationed in Turkey and Italy in the early 1960's, but withdrawn in secret exchange for the withdrawal of Soviet R-5 missiles from Cuba. The Jupiter was used as the first stage of the relatively unsuccessful Juno II launch vehicle, and proposed for the Juno III and Juno IV. Jupiter tooling and engines were used to build the much larger Juno V / Saturn I launch vehicle. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Von Braun American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Von Braun, USA. More...

Associated Stages
  • Juno II-3 Solid rocket stage. 22.00 kN (4,946 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...
  • Jupiter Lox/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 54,431/5,443 kg. Thrust 758.71 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 282 seconds. More...
  • Jupiter C-2 Solid rocket stage. 80.00 kN (17,985 lbf) thrust. Mass 500 kg (1,102 lb). More...

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