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Discoverer 11

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Discoverer 11

Type: Government/Top Secret

Discoverer 11 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The eighth of ten operational flights of the Corona KH-1 spy satellite series, it successfully employed the first space-worthy camera film; however, Discoverer’s film return capsule was lost during reentry on 16 Apr when the satellite’s spin motors exploded.

Location

Space Launch Complex 1E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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