United States Air Force // March 19, 1964

Beacon Explorer A

Launch Overview

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March 19, 1964 - 11:13:41 (+00:00)


Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral

Mission Details

The BE (Beacon Explorer) satellites provided Laser reflectors for geodetic measurements as well measured the electron density in the ionosphere.

What Is Thor Delta B?

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.


MB-3-I (stage 2)

AJ10-118D (stage 2)

X-248 (Altair) (stage 3)

Rocket Overview


Thor Delta B

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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