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1962 Rho 1



1962 Rho 1 was a classified US Air Force photo surveillance spacecraft. The mission failed when the parachute ejector squibs holding the parachute container cover failed to fire.

Alternate Names

  • 00290
  • 1962Rho1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-04-28
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1150 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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