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KH-5 9066A



This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket. Fifteen percent of the stellar film was degraded by flare. There was image smearing on the leading edge of the main camera film. The KH-5 launch was the final ARGON mission.

Alternate Names

  • 00861
  • KH-59066A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-08-21
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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