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KH-4 9053



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket. Its film capsule was recovered 3.1 days after launch. It provided the best imagery to date.

Alternate Names

  • 00562
  • KH-49053

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-04-01
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
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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