First generation American launching conveyor, derived from a medium-range ballistic missile.
In the base configuration, the Thor had a height of 19.8 m., With a diameter of 2.4 m .; It had a 70,000 kg engine. of thrust fed with liquid oxygen and kerosene.
At the beginning of the 60s it was modified to serve in the launching of artificial satellites in Earth orbit and space probes to the planets.
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