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Explorer S55

NSSDCA ID: EXS-55
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Description

Explorer (S-55), also known as Meteoroid Sat A, was launched using a Scout 5 rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility. Its mission was to evaluate the launch vehicle, and investigate micrometeoroid impact and penetration. The mission failed because the third stage failed to ignite and the spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-06-30
    Launch Vehicle: Scout
    Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
    Mass: 84.8 kg

    Funding Agency

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

    Discipline

    • Planetary Science

    Additional Information

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

     
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