LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Sun Aug 17 1958
Army Ballistic Missile Agency

Able I (Pioneer)

Launch Failure
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Launch Time

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(12:18 PM UTC)

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(12:18 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(12:18 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Thor Able I

Description:

American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.

Thor Able I rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Lunar Exploration
  • The first pioneer orbiter, pioneer 0 was a lunar orbiter intended to enter a lunar orbit for observation. However, the mission failed 77 seconds into launch.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 17A