Explorer 5

USA


Spacecraft n: 19

USA satellite n: 15


Launch data:

Designation F00028 / 58F11
Launch date 24 Aug 1958 - 6:17:22 UT
Launch site CC, LC5
Launch vehicle  Jupiter C (Juno-1) (TI)
Mission 

Failure.
After first stage cut off and separation, it accidentally re-ignited and bumped into the upper stage assembly, knocking it off course. When the upper stages fired they were pointing downwards instead of local-horizontally.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Operator  NASA
Mass at launch   kg
Dry Mass 17,24 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension  
Stabilization  
DC power  
Decay 24 Aug 1958


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