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Courier
Courier -

Credit: NASA. 13,997 bytes. 234 x 226 pixels.



Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army.

Experimental communications.


Specification

Total Mass: 227 kg.


Courier Chronology


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).



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