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Juno 2
Juno 2 - Juno 2 - COSPAR 1959-Iota

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Family: Redstone. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Satellite launcher derived from Jupiter IRBM.


Specifications

Launches: 10. Failures: 6. Success Rate: 40.00% pct. First Launch Date: 06 December 1958. Last Launch Date: 24 May 1961. LEO Payload: 41 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. Payload: 6 kg. to a: Translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 68,040 kgf. Total Mass: 55,110 kg. Core Diameter: 2.7 m. Total Length: 24.0 m. Development Cost $: 84.50 million. in 1958 average dollars. Launch Price $: 10.83 million. in 1985 price dollars. Total Development Built: 30. Total Production Built: 68. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.73 million. in 1960 unit dollars. Cost comments: Development cost, flyaway cost is for Jupiter IRBM.


Juno II Chronology


1955 Jul 1 -
1955 Nov 8 -
1956 Aug 8 -
1956 Nov 1 -
1956 Nov 26 -
1958 Jan 15 -
1958 Dec 6 - - 05:44 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-11. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05. FAILURE: First Stage shut down too early. Partial Failure.
1959 Mar 3 - - 05:10 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-14. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05.
1959 Jun 6 -
1959 Jul 8 -
1959 Jul 16 - - 17:37 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-16. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05. FAILURE: Control lost after 5.5 sec. Destroyed by range safety.
1959 Aug 15 - - 00:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19B. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B. FAILURE: First stage shut down too early; no attitude control for upper stages.
1959 Oct 13 - - 15:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19A. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC05.
1960 Mar 23 - - 13:35 GMT. LV Configuration: Juno II s/n AM-19C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B. FAILURE: Upper stage failed to ignite. Third stage failed to ignite due to loss of radio contact.
1960 Nov 3 - - 05:23 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19D. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B.
1961 Feb 24 - - 19:13 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B. FAILURE: Third Stage failed to ignite.
1961 Apr 27 - - 14:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Jupiter s/n AM-19E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B.
1961 May 24 - - 07:48 GMT. LV Configuration: Juno II s/n AM-19G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC26B. FAILURE: Second Stage failed to ignite.

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