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Explorer 6
Explorer 6
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American earth magnetosphere satellite. Explorer 6. First Earth photo; radiation data. Research, Ionosphere, Magnetosphere satellite built by TRW Space Technology Laboratory (STL) for NASA, USA. Launched 1959.

Status: Operational 1959. First Launch: 1959-08-07. Last Launch: 1959-08-07. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 64 kg (141 lb). Height: 8.23 m (27.00 ft). Diameter: 1.19 m (3.90 ft). Span: 7.01 m (22.99 ft).


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Family: Earth, High earth orbit, Magnetosphere sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Thor Able, Thor Able III. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17A. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 3694, 6.

1959 August 7 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able III.
  • Explorer 6 - . Payload: S-2. Mass: 64 kg (141 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: S-2. Decay Date: 1961-06-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 15 . COSPAR: 1959-Delta-1. Apogee: 42,400 km (26,300 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 47.0000 deg. Period: 765.00 min. First Earth photo; radiation data..


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