Explorer 5 - Space launch mission detailed information
Explorer 5 5
24 AUG 1958
Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Launch Complex 5
Explorer 5 was a US satellite designed to study the van allen radiation belts, however, the launch failed after the first stage collided with the second stage.
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.