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The Echo A-10 spacecraft was a 100-foot passive reflector sphere that was intended to be used is a series of communications experiments. During the coast period, the attitude control jets on the second stage failed and the spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

Alternate Names

  • Echo A10
  • A 10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1960-05-13
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 56.2 kg

Funding Agency

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


  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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