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Nimbus B

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Nimbus B

Type: Earth Science

The Nimbus-B meteorological R&D satellite 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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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


Thorad SLV-2G Agena D – McDonnell Douglas

  • Family: Thor
  • Length: 32.9 m
  • Diameter: 2.44 m
  • Launch Mass: 91 T

The Thorad SLV-2G Agena D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1966-08-09. Thorad SLV-2G Agena D has 29 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 30 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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