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Ferret 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1963-027A

Description

Ferret 3 was a US Air Force ELINT satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena B rocket. The Ferrets catalogued Soviet air defence radars, eavesdropped on voice communications, and taped missile and satellite telemetry.

Alternate Names

  • 00613
  • Ferret3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-06-29
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)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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