San Marco 1.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. Scout X-4.
Launch date. December 15, 1964, 20:24:00 UTC.
Launch site. Wallops LA-3A, America.
Ceased operations. September 13, 1965.
Owner(s). CNR.
Major contractor(s)  CNR with technical help and a launch buss from NASA.
Is it still in orbit. No, it burnt up in September 13, 1965.
Launch mass. 115.2 kilograms (254 lb).
Nationality(s). Italian.
Satellite type. Ionospheric, earth science and astrophysics.


San Marco 1

The San Marco 1 satellite in checkout at Wallops Flight Facility. San Marco 1 was the first satellite launched by the Italian Space Agency. It was Italian-built, with NASA providing a launch vehicle (a Scout rocket), use of facilities, and training of Italian personnel. Author- NASA.

San Marco 1 was Italy's first satellite and was a massive boost to both Italian national moral and spirit.

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