LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Feb 01 1958
Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Explorer 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

January 31, 1958 at 10:47 PM GMT-5

(February 1, 1958 at 3:47 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

January 31, 1958 at 10:47 PM GMT-5

(February 1, 1958 at 3:47 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

January 31, 1958 at 10:47 PM GMT-5

(February 1, 1958 at 3:47 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Test Flight
    • First successfully launched American satellite. It was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen Radiation Belt.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 26A