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Exsplorer 1.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. Juno I RS-29 rocket.
Launch date. February 1, 1958, 03:48 UTC.
Launch site. Cape Canaveral LC-26A.
Ceased operations. May 23, 1958.
Owner(s). Army Ballistic Missile Agency.
Major contractor(s) . Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Is it still in orbit. Burnt up on March 31, 1970.
Nationality(s). American.
Launch mass. 13.97 kilograms (30.8 lb).
Satellite type. Earth science.
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explorer_1.
Explorer1

Photograph of the Explorer 1.

Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age05:04

Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age

Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age.

It was America's first satellite.

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