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1963-021E was a joint US Air Force, US Navy military surveillance satellite launched by a Thor Agena D rocket. It was launched on 15 June 1963 from Vandenberg Air Force Base into an elliptical orbit with an inclination of 69.9 degrees. It was launched along with four other satellites: RADOSE, SOLRAD 6, SURCAL 1B, and LOFTI 2A.

Alternate Names

  • 00598

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-06-15
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 35 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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