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KH-4A 1027



This US Air Force photo surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena D rocket. Erratic attitude necessitated recovery of this KH-4A (Key Hole 4A) type spacecraft after just two days of operation. All the cameras operated satisfactorily.

Alternate Names

  • 01816
  • KH-4A1027

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-12-09
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)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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

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