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KH-9 8

Titan IIID

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


KH-9 8

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Large reconnaissance satellite equipped with four return capsules.

Location


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E has witnessed the launch of 148 rockets, including 148 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 759 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 4E

Rocket


Lockheed Martin Titan IIID

The Titan IIID or Titan 3D was an American expendable launch system, part of the Titan rocket family. Titan IIID was flown 22 times with KH-9 and KH-11 satellites between 1971 and 1982, all successful launches.

Agency


United States Air Force

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.

United States Air Force
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