The satellite Injun 2 was the second of a series of ionospheric research spacecraft designed and built by the University of Iowa to study the natural and artificial trapped radiation belts, auroras and airglow, and other geophysical phenomena.
It contained following experiments:
Injun 2 was launched together with four other payloads as a cluster on a Thor-DM21 Able-Star rocket, but failed to reach orbit.
|Type / Application:||Research, ionosphere|
|Operator:||University of Iowa|
|Contractors:||University of Iowa|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Injun 2||1962-F02||24.01.1962||CC LC-17B||F||Thor-DM21 Able-Star||with Grab (3a) (Solrad 4A), LOFTI 2A, SECOR (1), Surcal 1|