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Explorer 08


Designation 00060 / 60014A
Launch date 3 Nov 1960
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: ionosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 394/1331 km
Inclination 49.9°
Period 102.2 min
Launch vehicle  
Launch site Cape Canaveral
Mass at launch 45 kg

First NASA satellite

End of life

Decay 28 Mar 2012

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