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S 46A

NSSDCA ID: EXS-46
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Description

Explorer (S-46) was launched using a Juno 2 rocket. Its mission was to analyze electron and proton radiation energies in a highly elliptical orbit. Telemetry was lost shortly after the first stage burnout and one of the upper stages failed to fire. The spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1960-03-23
    Launch Vehicle: Juno 2 (Juno II)
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 15.7 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

    Discipline

    • Space Physics

    Additional Information

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