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Explorer 1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 4
COSPAR ID 1958-001-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog EXPLORER 1

Satellite Details

Orbit decayed March 31, 1970
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Mass 14 kg

Launch

Date (UTC) 01 February 1958 03:47
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Jupiter C

Description

First satellite launched by the USA. Discovered Van Allen radiation belts.
 

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