Transit 3A - Space launch mission detailed information
30 NOV 1960
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 17B
Transit 3A was a US Navy navigation satellite that was destroyed by range safety when the launch vehicle shut down too early.
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.