Explorer 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
Explorer 2 2
5 MAR 1958
Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Launch Complex 26A
Small satellite similar to Explorer 1. It failed to reach orbit due to a fourth stage failure.
The Juno I was a four-stage American booster rocket which launched America's first satellite, Explorer 1 in 1958. A member of thr redstone family, it was derived from the Jupiter-C sounding rocket.