Explorer (S1)


Spacecraft n: 43

USA satellite n: 34

Orig. PL Name: NASA S-1

Launch data:

DesignationF00070 / 59F07
Launch date16 Jul 1959 - 17:37:03 UT
Launch siteCC, LC-5
Launch vehicleJuno 2 (#AM-16)
Decay16 Jul 1959

Launch Failure
An electrrical system malfunction caused a guidance failure immediately after lift-off. The rocket began to arc over, and the Range Safety Officer destroyed the rocket at 5,5 sec.
YouTube: Juno launch failure.
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