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Quill 1

Thor SLV-2A Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Quill 1

Type: Government/Top Secret

This Quill mission was the first radar reconnaissance sat developed by the NRO in the P-40 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) proof-of-concept program.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 2E, 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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