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KH-7 30

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KH-7 30

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 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D – Convair

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

The Atlas SLV-3 Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1964-08-14. Atlas SLV-3 Agena D has 44 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 48 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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