Rocket, Launch Vehicle, Jupiter-C, Replica, with Explorer 1 Satellite, Replica

Rocket, Launch Vehicle, Jupiter-C, Replica, with Explorer 1 Satellite, Replica

     

This is a full-scale reproduction of the Jupiter-C launch vehicle built by the Reynolds Metals Company has a replica of the Explorer I satellite on top. The Jupiter-C launched the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 as the U.S.'s first artificial satellite.

The Jupiter-C was a modified Army Redstone liquid-fuel rocket with solid-fuel upper stages and a slightly more powerful main stage engine. The Explorer 1 instruments recorded cosmic rays, micrometeorites, temperatures, and radiations. This rocket was transferred to the Smithsonian by the Army in 1959.

Transferred from the U.S. Army

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Reynolds Metals Company

Date
1958

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Space Race

Type
CRAFT

Materials
Body, mainly aluminum; some steel including rocket engine and launch stand; exhaust vanes, carbon phenolic.
Dimensions
Overall: 66 ft. 7 3/16 in. tall x 5 ft. 10 in. diameter, 64200 lb. (2029.97 x 177.8cm, 29120.9kg)

This is a full-scale reproduction of the Jupiter-C launch vehicle built by the Reynolds Metals Company has a replica of the Explorer I satellite on top. The Jupiter-C launched the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 as the U.S.'s first artificial satellite.

The Jupiter-C was a modified Army Redstone liquid-fuel rocket with solid-fuel upper stages and a slightly more powerful main stage engine. The Explorer 1 instruments recorded cosmic rays, micrometeorites, temperatures, and radiations. This rocket was transferred to the Smithsonian by the Army in 1959.

Transferred from the U.S. Army

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Reynolds Metals Company

Date
1958

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Space Race

Type
CRAFT

Materials
Body, mainly aluminum; some steel including rocket engine and launch stand; exhaust vanes, carbon phenolic.
Dimensions
Overall: 66 ft. 7 3/16 in. tall x 5 ft. 10 in. diameter, 64200 lb. (2029.97 x 177.8cm, 29120.9kg)

ID: A19590068000