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Explorer S45

NSSDCA ID: EXS-451
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Description

Explorer (S-45) was launched using a Juno 2 rocket. Its mission was to investigate the shape of the ionosphere. A malfunction following booster separation resulted in loss of payload telemetry and the third and fourth stages failed to ignite. The spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-02-24
    Launch Vehicle: Juno
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 33.6 kg

    Funding Agency

    • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)

    Discipline

    • Space Physics

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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