ANNA 1B - Space launch mission detailed information
31 OCT 1962
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 17A
ANNA 1B (Army, Navy, NASA, Air Force) was the second dedicated satellite for geodesy. It featured Xenon flashing lights and radio transponders (SECOR) for tracking the satellite.
Thor DM-21 Ablestar
The Thor-Ablestar, or Thor Able-Star, also known as Thor-Epsilon was an early American expendable launch system consisting of a PGM-17 Thor missile, with an Ablestar upper stage. It was a member of the Thor family of rockets, and was derived from the Thor-Able.