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Hitch Hiker 2



Hitch Hiker 2 was an Air Force ELINT satellite that performed radar monitoring. It was launched along with KH-5 9059A (63-042A) from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket.

Alternate Names

  • 00682
  • HitchHiker2
  • 1963-042B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-10-29
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 60 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force United States


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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