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KH-4 24 & RM 5

Thor SLV-2 Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


KH-4 24 & RM 5

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $19,560,000

The KH-4 (Keyhole-4) was fourth version in the Corona-program to build an optical reconnaissance satellite. KH-4 24 also carried the RM 5 radiometer payload for background measurements for the MIDAS program.

Location


Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 2W has witnessed the launch of 96 rockets, including 96 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 759 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 2W

Rocket


McDonnell Douglas Thor SLV-2 Agena D

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

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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