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OV1- 6



OV1-6 was an MOL satellite launched by the US Air Force along with OV4-3, OV4-1R and OV4-1T, from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan 3C rocket. MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) was the USAF's planned space project after Dynasoar was cancelled, until it in turn was cancelled in 1969. Planned experiments ranged the gamut from military reconnaisance using large optical cameras and side-looking radar, through interception and inspection of satellites, to exploring the usefullness of man in space and test of the manned maneuvering units. After cancellation, some of the reconnaisance systems ended up in later KH series satellites, and some of the manned experiments were accomplished on Skylab.

Alternate Names

  • 02527
  • OV1-6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1966-11-02
Launch Vehicle: Titan III-C
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 202 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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