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KH-4 9039



This USAF surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Thos Agena B rocket. It's mission was aborted after six passes due to heavy corona and radiation fog.

Alternate Names

  • 00344
  • 1962 Alpha Eta 1
  • KH-49039

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-07-21
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

Additional Information

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

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