LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Sep 16 1987
United States Air Force

Transit-O 27,29

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(7:22 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(7:22 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(7:22 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Scout G-1

Description:

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.

Scout G-1 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Navigation
  • The Transit-O series of satellites that closely followed the design of Transit 5C-1 were also called “Oscars” (Oscar is the phonetic alphabet for “O”, i. e., operational). They were also called NNS (Navy Navigation Satellite) or shortened NavSat.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 5