U.S. Army/NASA Juno II Historical

U.S. Army/NASA Juno II Historical (HM1UPG)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.626', W 86° 39.251'

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The Juno II was a modified Jupiter rocket with upper stages and payload sections. Its single engine-just like the Jupiter's-could be gimbaled during launch for steering control. Juno II played an important role in the history of space flight. In March, 1959 the vehicle launched Pioneer IV on America's first successful lunar flyby mission. Pioneer IV was also the first U. S. probe to go into orbit around the sun.

This vehicle launched a number of satellites into Earth orbit, including Explorer VII (October, 1959), which measured X-rays from the sun, and Explorer XI (April, 1961), the first gamma ray satellite.

Length: 77.1ft (23.5m)
Diameter: 8.8ft (2.7m)
Weight: 110,495lbs (492,700N)
Thrust: 150,000lbs (667,233N)
(stage 1) Liquids oxygen and kerosene
(upper stages) Rubber-based solid propellant
· Chrysler Corporation (fuselage)
· Rocketdyne Division, North American Aviation, Inc. (first stages propulsion)
· Thiokol for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (upper stage propulsion)
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Date Added Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 531667 N 3840986
Decimal Degrees34.71043333, -86.65418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.626', W 86° 39.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 37.56" N, 86° 39' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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