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Discoverer 13

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Discoverer 13

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $10,700,000

Discoverer 13 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The lastof five test flights of the Corona KH-1 spy satellite series. It was the first fully successfuly flight of the Discoverer series. It successfuly jetissoned its payload which was recovered in the Ocean by the Navy.


Space Launch Complex 1E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 1E has witnessed the launch of 45 rockets, including 45 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 759 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 1E


McDonnell Douglas Thor Agena A

Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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