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Thor-Able II

 

 

THOR-ABLE II Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

Classification: Research Rocket

Length: 90 feet

Diameter: 8 feet

 

Identical to the Thor-Able, Thor-Able II was simply the name given to the version of the Thor-Able which was used for high-altitude re-entry vehicle testing. The vehicle was not used to launch satellites.

The name distinguished the Thor-Able II from its satellite-bearing relative, Thor-Able I.


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