Courier 1A

USA


Launch data:

Designation60F10
Launch date18 Aug 1960 - 19:58 UT
MissionTelecommunications:recording satellite
Launch siteCC, LC17B
Launch vehicleThor-DM21 Ablestar (#262)
MissionCommunication
Mass at launch230 kg
OperatorUSAF
Decay18 Aug 1960

Launch failure:
The flight began normaly, but at 150 seconds, right at the end of the first stage burn, the Thor exploded.
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