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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.

Alternate Names

  • IE-B
  • Explorer S-46
  • S46A

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

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

 

Personnel

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