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KH-4 9041



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Thor Agena D rocket. Its film capsule was recovered 4.1 days later. The film sustained severe corona and radiation fog damage.

Alternate Names

  • 00360
  • 1962 Alpha Kappa 1
  • KH-49041

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-08-02
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: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza



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