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S-1
Explorer S-1
Explorer S-1
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American earth magnetosphere satellite. Magnetic field, solar flare data.

Status: Operational 1959. First Launch: 1959-07-16. Last Launch: 1959-10-13. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 41 kg (90 lb).

Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Jupiter IRBM, Juno II. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC5. Agency: NASA. More at: 11722, 13035. Bibliography: 126, 2, 3708, 6.



1959 July 16 - . 17:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC5. LV Family: Jupiter. Launch Vehicle: Juno II. FAILURE: Control lost after 5.5 sec. Destroyed by range safety.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Explorer S-1 - . Payload: S-1. Mass: 41 kg (90 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: S-1. Spacecraft: S-1. Decay Date: 1959-07-16 .

1959 October 13 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC5. LV Family: Jupiter. Launch Vehicle: Juno II.
  • Explorer 7 - . Payload: S-1A. Mass: 42 kg (92 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: S-1. Spacecraft: S-1. USAF Sat Cat: 22 . COSPAR: 1959-Iota-1. Apogee: 857 km (532 mi). Perigee: 523 km (324 mi). Inclination: 50.3000 deg. Period: 98.60 min. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space. Returned magnetic field and solar flare data..


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