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Nimbus 1

Thor SLV-2 Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Nimbus 1

Type: Earth Science

Nimbus 1, the first in a series of second-generation meteorological research-and-development satellites, was designed to serve as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced meteorological sensor systems and for collecting meteorological data.


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Space Launch Complex 2E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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


Thor SLV-2 Agena B – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 27.2 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 56 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 400 kg

The Thor SLV-2 Agena B was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1964-01-25. Thor SLV-2 Agena B has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 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.


United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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