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KH-4 13 & RM 4

Thor Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KH-4 13 & RM 4

Type: Government/Top Secret

The KH-4 (Keyhole-4) was fourth version in the Corona-program to build an optical reconnaissance satellite. KH-4 13 carried the RM 4 radiometer payload (identical to RM 3) for background measurements for the MIDAS program.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Thor Agena D – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 31 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 56 T

The Thor Agena D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1962-06-28. Thor Agena D has 11 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 13 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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