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Scout F-1
Part of Scout Family
Scout E1
Scout E1
Scout E1 - COSPAR 1974-040
American all-solid orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Algol 3A + 1 x Castor 2 + 1 x Antares 2B + 1 x Star 20

AKA: Scout F. Status: Retired 1975. First Launch: 1975-05-07. Last Launch: 1975-12-06. Number: 2 . Payload: 193 kg (425 lb). Thrust: 395.50 kN (88,912 lbf). Gross mass: 20,680 kg (45,590 lb). Height: 25.00 m (82.00 ft). Diameter: 1.14 m (3.74 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 193 kg (425 lb) to a 185 km orbit. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 8.660 million.

Stage Data - Scout F

  • Stage 1. 1 x Algol 3. Gross Mass: 14,320 kg (31,570 lb). Empty Mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Thrust (vac): 471.905 kN (106,088 lbf). Isp: 284 sec. Burn time: 75 sec. Isp(sl): 238 sec. Diameter: 1.14 m (3.74 ft). Span: 1.14 m (3.74 ft). Length: 9.40 m (30.80 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: Algol 3. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Castor 2. Gross Mass: 4,424 kg (9,753 lb). Empty Mass: 695 kg (1,532 lb). Thrust (vac): 258.915 kN (58,206 lbf). Isp: 262 sec. Burn time: 37 sec. Isp(sl): 232 sec. Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft). Span: 0.79 m (2.59 ft). Length: 6.04 m (19.81 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: TX-354-3. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x Antares 2. Gross Mass: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb). Empty Mass: 300 kg (660 lb). Thrust (vac): 93.094 kN (20,928 lbf). Isp: 293 sec. Burn time: 36 sec. Isp(sl): 233 sec. Diameter: 0.78 m (2.55 ft). Span: 0.78 m (2.55 ft). Length: 2.90 m (9.50 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: X-259. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 4. 1 x Altair 3. Gross Mass: 301 kg (663 lb). Empty Mass: 25 kg (55 lb). Thrust (vac): 27.400 kN (6,160 lbf). Isp: 280 sec. Burn time: 27 sec. Isp(sl): 255 sec. Diameter: 0.64 m (2.09 ft). Span: 0.64 m (2.09 ft). Length: 2.53 m (8.30 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: FW-4S, TEM640. Status: Out of Production.


More at: Scout F-1.

Family: all-solid, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: SAS, DAD. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC5, San Marco. Stages: Algol 3, Antares 2, Altair 3, Castor 2. Agency: Vought.
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1975 May 7 - . 22:45 GMT - . Launch Site: San Marco. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout F-1.
  • Explorer 53 - . Payload: SAS C. Mass: 195 kg (429 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Program: Explorer. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar satellite. Spacecraft: SAS. Decay Date: 1979-04-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 7788 . COSPAR: 1975-037A. Apogee: 507 km (315 mi). Perigee: 498 km (309 mi). Inclination: 3.0000 deg. Period: 94.70 min. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .

1975 December 6 - . 03:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC5. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout F-1. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: U.
  • Explorer (56) - . Payload: DAD-A. Mass: 71 kg (156 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere satellite. Spacecraft: DAD. Decay Date: 1975-12-05 . Dual Air Density; air density experiments..
  • DAD-B - . Payload: DAD-B. Mass: 71 kg (156 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Program: Explorer. Spacecraft: DAD.


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