Launched 13:08 local time. Reached 153.2 km. Carried cosmic and solar radiation, pressure, temperature, photo experiments for Naval Research Lab.
Composition research. Launched at 1538 local time. Reached 91.6 km.
RS-12 was launched from AMR at 1946 hours EST. The flight was successful. The actual range was 144.79 MM; .31 nm over; and 200 meters right of the intended impact point, The primary test objective was to test the complete guidance system. This was the first successful flight with the inertial guidance system. Missed aimpoint by 228,800 m. References: 439 .
An announcement was made that an Advanced Research Projects Agency would be created in the Department of Defense to direct its space projects. References: 483 .
Modified Navy Terrier rocket with camera launched to an altitude of 86 miles from Wallops Island, providing a 1,000-mile composite photograph of a frontal cloud formation. References: 17 .
Polaris A-2 successfully test fired 1,400 nautical miles down AMR. References: 17 .
Highly Eccentric Orbiting Satellite; examined magnetic fields outside of Earth's magnetosphere. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). References: 1 , 2 , 5 , 6 .
Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). Launch vehicle put payload into geosynchronous transfer orbit References: 1 , 2 , 5 , 6 , 278 .
Suborbital. References: 5 .
Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 1 - solar array replacement. References: 66 .
Improved CRYSTAL was an optical reconnaisance satellite built for the US National Reconnaissance Office. Prime contractor was thought to be Lockheed. Instruments included a large telescope with visual and near infrared wavelength CCD sensors and the ICMS mapping system. References: 2 , 5 , 6 .