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KH-4A 40

Thor SLV-2A Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

KH-4A 40

Type: Government/Top Secret

The KH-4A (Keyhole-4A) was the fifth optical reconnaissance satellite version in the Corona-program.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 3W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Thor SLV-2A Agena D – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 31 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 67 T

The Thor SLV-2A Agena D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1963-02-28. Thor SLV-2A Agena D has 57 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 61 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 – USAF

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