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KH-4 9038



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Thor Agena D rocket. The film capsule was recovered 4.1 days later. It contained severe corona static.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Alpha Gamma 1
  • 00316
  • KH-49038

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-06-28
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
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
  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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

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