Thorad SLV-2G Agena D
United States Air Force
Type: Earth Science
Identical payload to the Nimbus-B meteorological R&D satellite which was lost due to a malfunction in the booster guidance system less than a year before. It was designed to serve as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting meteorological data. It was lost due to a malfunction in the booster guidance system.
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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
734 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.
United States Air Force – USAF
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: USAF
- Administration: Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
- Founded: 1947
- Country: USA
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.