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1962 Delta 1



1962 Delta 1 was a first generation, low resolution photo surveillance spacecraft launched by the US Air Force. It was used to catalogue Soviet air defence radars, eavesdropped on voice communications, and taped missile and satellite telemetry.

Alternate Names

  • 00242
  • 1962Delta1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-02-21
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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