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San Marco 1



San Marco 1 was an Italian flight test of the satellite to furnish data on air density and ionosphere characteristics. The launch vehicle was provided by NASA and was launched with an Italian launch crew.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Scout
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 115.2 kg

Funding Agencies

  • National Research Council-Italian Space Commission (Italy)
  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Space Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Anthony J. CaporaleProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight
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