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Discoverer 14

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Discoverer 14

Type: Government/Top Secret

Discoverer 14 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. It was the first fully successful flight of the Discoverer series which returned film. The capsule was recovered mid air by an aircraft

Location

Space Launch Complex 1W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Agena A – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 28 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 53 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 250 kg

The Thor Agena A was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1959-01-21. Thor Agena A has 9 successful launches and 6 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. 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.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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