Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
September 20, 1971 - 23:31 GMT (23:31 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
Launch Pad
Launch Area 3A
Turnaround Time
a month

Who is NASA?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

What Is Scout B?

The Scout family of rockets were were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages.


Algol 2B

Castor 2

Antares 2 (X-259)


Mission Overviw

Suborbital ionospheric study mission

Mission Type
Earth Science

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