Explorer 15 - Space launch mission detailed information
Explorer 15 15
27 OCT 1962
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 17B
Explorer 15 was instrumented to study the artificial radiation belt produced by the Starfish high-altitude nuclear burst of July 1962. The backup payload for Explorer 14 was modified and used for Explorer 15.
Thor Delta A
American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.