Courier 1A - Space launch mission detailed information
18 AUG 1960
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 17B
An active repeater communications satellite. The vehicle failed during liftoff.
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.