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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army.
Total Mass: 227 kg.
18 August 1960
Courier 1A Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. FAILURE: Exploded 2.5 minutes after launch. Mass: 225 kg.
Experimental communications sattelite.
04 October 1960
Courier 1B Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. Mass: 230 kg. Perigee: 967 km. Apogee: 1,214 km. Inclination: 28.3 deg.
Experimental communications. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 126 - Bramscher, Robert G, Spaceflight, "A Survey of Launch Vehicle Failures", 1980, Volume 22, page 351.
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