Able I (Pioneer) - Space launch mission detailed information
Able I (Pioneer)
17 AUG 1958
Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Space Launch Complex 17A
The first pioneer orbiter, pioneer 0 was a lunar orbiter intended to enter a lunar orbit for observation. However, the mission failed 77 seconds into launch.
Thor Able I
American orbital launch vehicle. Thor with Able stage derived from Vanguard second stage.