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Scout

Background Information
First Launch:
July 1960
Flight Rate:
1-2 per year
Launch Site:
Wallops Island and VAFB, USA; San Marco, Kenya
Capability:
560 lb to LEO (37.5 degrees);
455 lb to LEO polar

History

  • Start of full scale development in 1958
  • Full operational capability in December 1963

Description

  • Four-stage solid propellant vehicle
  • Stage 1 uses one Algol IIIA motor (United Technologies) providing 104,400 lb of thrust
  • Stage 2 uses one castor IIA motor (Thiokol) providing 60,100 lb of thrust
  • Stage 3 uses one Antares IIIA motor (Thiokol) providing 18,200 lb of thrust
  • Stage 4 uses one Altair IIA motor (Thiokol) providing 5,800 lb of thrust

Profile

Length:
75.1 ft
Launch Weight:
47,950 lb
Diameter
3.8 ft (stage 1)
Liftoff Thrust:
104,400 lb
Payload Fairing
6.6 ft x 3.5 ft

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