Vanguard (20in Radiation Balance #1)

USA


Spacecraft n: 41

USA satellite n: 32

Called also: 20" Radiation Balance Satellite

Launch data:

Designation F00064 / 59F05
Launch date 22 Jun 1959 - 20:16:09 UT
Launch site CC, LC18A
Launch vehicle  Vanguard SLV-6
Mission 
Decay  22 Jun 1959

Launch Failure.
First stage worked well, but 40 seconds into 2nd stage operation, the stage ruptured at 64-80 km altitude, and the vehicle broke up. The remains ascended to 145 km altitude and impacted 483 km downrange in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ref.: #7, #102(SL13) - update: 2.07.04