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DMSP-5D1 F1

Thor DSV-2U

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


DMSP-5D1 F1

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Military meteorological satellite

Location


Space Launch Complex 10W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 10W has witnessed the launch of 31 rockets, including 31 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 751 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 10W

Rocket


McDonnell Douglas Thor DSV-2U

The Thor DSV-2U or Thor LV-2F Star-37XE Star-37S-ISS was an American expendable launch system used to launch five DMSP weather satellites between 1976 and 1980.

Agency


United States Air Force

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.

United States Air Force
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