Echo 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
Echo 2 2
25 JAN 1964
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 2E
The Echo 2 spacecraft was a 41-m balloon of aluminum foil-mylar laminate. Echo 2 was designed as a rigidized passive communications spacecraft for testing propagation, tracking, and communication techniques.
Thor SLV-2 Agena B
Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.