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KH-7 6

Atlas Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KH-7 6

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Program 206 satellite, carrying the KH-7 (Keyhole 7) camera system (codenamed Gambit-1), was the first successful high resolution space reconnaissance program. It was managed by NRO’s Program A, the USAF-led segment of the National Reconnaissance Program managed from Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, California.

Location

Space Launch Complex 4W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

698 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Atlas LV-3 Agena D – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 36 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 155 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg

The Atlas LV-3 Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1963-07-12. Atlas LV-3 Agena D has 15 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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