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Discoverer 7

Thor Agena A

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Discoverer 7

Type: Government/Top Secret

The KH-1 (Keyhole-1) was the first attempt in the Corona-program to build an optical reconnaissance satellite. These satellites were all launched under the name Discoverer.

Location

Space Launch Complex 1W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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