Explorer S-46

USA

Spacecraft n: 60

US spacecraft n: 49

Orig PL Name: NASA S-46

Launch data:

Designation F00091 / 60F04
Launch date 23 Mar 1960 - 13:35:11 UT
Launch site CC, LC26B
Launch vehicle  Juno 2 (#AM-19C)
Mission 
Decay23 Mar 1960

Launch Failure
All seemed well until the first stage finished its burn, when all radio contact was lost. The upper stages failed to ignite and the rocket impacted about 1900 km down the Atlantic Missile Range.

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