Pioneer 3 - Space launch mission detailed information
Pioneer 3 3
6 DEC 1958
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Launch Complex 5
Pioneer 3 was a spin-stabilized spacecraft intended as a lunar probe but failed to perform a lunar flyby as planned. Its mission was revised to measure radiation in the outer Van Allen radiation belts.
Juno II was an American space launch vehicle used during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was derived from the Jupiter missile, which was used as the first stage.