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Discoverer 17

Thor DM-21 Agena-B

United States Air Force

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Discoverer 17

Type: Government/Top Secret

Discoverer 17 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The mission was classed as a failure. Orbit was entered successfully however the film was separated before any camera operation leaving only 0.5m of film in the capsule.


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Space Launch Complex 1E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
  • Founded: 1947
  • Country: USA

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.

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