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Aurora 1



Aurora 1 was a military research satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Burner rocket. It investigated the Aurora Borealis.

Alternate Names

  • 02876
  • Aurora1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1967-06-29
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 21 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (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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