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KH-4A 1001



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket. It was the first KH-4A mission. Some of the film was fogged. It consisted of two buckets but 1001-2 was never recovered.

Alternate Names

  • 00636
  • KH-4A1001

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-08-24
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
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

Additional Information

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

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