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Discoverer 1

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Discoverer 1

Type: Government/Top Secret

Discoverer I was the first of a series of satellites part of the CORONA reconnaissance program. This satellite didn’t take a camera or film system as it was intended as a test. There were issues communicating with the satellite during flight with only intermittent signals being read.

Location

Space Launch Complex 1W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 1W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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