Redstone, Jupiter C, and Juno I, 1946–1961

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031774
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038551 | DOI:
Redstone, Jupiter C, and Juno I, 1946–1961

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This chapter covers the Redstone missile and its modification into the first stage of the Juno I launch vehicle that placed the first U.S. satellite into orbit on January 31, 1958. The upper stages of the Juno I employed JPL technology, which again blended with that of Wernher von Braun's team in Alabama as they had on the Bumper WAC. The Redstone itself combined German and American contributions to rocketry, including some from the Air Force's Navaho missile.

Keywords: Redstone missile; Juno I launch vehicle; satellites; Navaho missile; rocket technology

Chapter.  12881 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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