Explorer (8) (S 46) [NASA]
S-46 was launched using a Juno-2 rocket. Its mission was to analyze electron and proton radiation energies in a highly elliptical orbit. If it hat reached orbit, it would have received an Explorer designation.
It carried following experiments:
Launch vehicle telemetry was lost shortly after the first stage burnout and one of the upper stages failed to fire. The spacecraft did not achieve orbit.
|Type / Application:||Research, ionospheric|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||16 kg ?|
|Explorer (8) (S 46)||1960-F04||23.03.1960||CC LC-26B||F||Juno-2|