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KH-4 9040



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB via a Thor Agena B rocket. It's film capsule was recovered 4.1 days later. There were no filters on the slave horizon cameras. There was heavy corona and radiation fog.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Alpha Theta 1
  • 00345
  • KH-49040

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-07-28
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

Additional Information

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

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