Explorer 39 - Space launch mission detailed information
Explorer 39 39
8 AUG 1968
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Space Launch Complex 5
Explorer 39 was an inflatable sphere, 3.6 m in diameter. It was orbited to make atmospheric density determinations.
The Scout family of rockets were were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages.