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Juno-1

Jupiter-C [US Army]

Juno-1 (Explorer 4) [NASA]

Juno-1 (5 stage) (Beacon 1)

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Jupiter-C Redstone / A-7 11 × Baby Sergeant 3 × Baby Sergeant - -
Juno-1 Redstone / A-7 11 × Baby Sergeant 3 × Baby Sergeant Baby Sergeant -
Juno-1 (5 Stage) Redstone / A-7 11 × Baby Sergeant 3 × Baby Sergeant Baby Sergeant JPL 2lb Motor
No            Type                 Serial      Date             LS          Payload

  1     1     Jupiter-C            RS-27 (UI)  20.09.1956 *     CC LC-5     Microlock Beacon
  2     2     Jupiter-C            RS-34 (NT)  15.05.1957 *     CC LC-6     Nose-Cone-Test 1
  3     3     Jupiter-C            RS-40 (TX)  08.08.1957 *     CC LC-6     Nose-Cone-Test 2
  4     1     Juno-1               RS-29 (UE)  01.02.1958       CC LC-26A   Explorer 1
  5     2     Juno-1               RS-26 (UV)  05.03.1958    F  CC LC-26A   Explorer 2 
  6     3     Juno-1               RS-24 (UT)  26.03.1958       CC LC-5     Explorer 3
  7     4     Juno-1               RS-44 (TT)  26.07.1958       CC LC-5     Explorer 4
  8     5     Juno-1               RS-47 (TI)  24.08.1958    F  CC LC-5     Explorer 5
  9     1     Juno-1 (5 St.)       RS-49 (HE)  23.10.1958    F  CC LC-5     Beacon 1 


Flight 5:   Stage 4 failed to ignite
Flight 8:   Stage 1 collides with upper stages, Stage 2 ignites in wrong direction
Flight 9:   structural failure after 149 sec                        


Serial number encoding for early Redstones and related vehicles:    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   9   0
                         H U N T S V I L L E   X
						 
RS-49 was incorrectly labled "HE" instead of "TE"


Launch sites:

CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA


Abreviations:                   *       =       suborbital
                                F       =       Failure
                                P       =       partial failure
                                R&D     =       Research & Development flight