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KH-4 9047



KH-4 (KeyHole-4) 9047 was a USAF satellite launched on November 5, 1962, into an orbit with a perigee of 209 km, an apogee of 403 km, a period of 90.7 min, and an inclination of 75.0 degrees. Particles and fields experiments were included on this satellite to study effects of high altitude nuclear explosions of the United States and the Soviet Union. It re-entered the earth's atmosphere on December 3, 1962.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Beta Omicron 1
  • 00453
  • KH-49047

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-11-05
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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

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