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Discoverer 2

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Discoverer 2

Type: Government/Top Secret

Discoverer II successfully reached orbit and took photos of Earth. However, when the capsule with the data was ejected in order to re-enter the atmosphere there was a timer malfunction meaning it seperated too early and landed over the North Pole rather than the intended target of Hawaii. The capsule was never recovered.

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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