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Poppy 8A,B,C,D

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Poppy 8A,B,C,D

Type: Government/Top Secret

Poppy was the follow-on ELINT system, which succeeded the Grab ELINT satellite system.

Location

Space Launch Complex 1W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 1W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

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.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

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