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This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on an Atlas Agena B rocket. It was a second generation, photo surveillance mission of the Satellite and Missile Observation Satellite (SAMOS) system and was the 11th and last launch in the series. It produced poor results.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Beta Pi 1
  • 00455
  • SAMOS11

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-11-11
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena B
Launch Site: Point Arguello, United States
Mass: 1860 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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