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Rhyolite 1



Rhyolite 1 was a US Air Force electronic intelligence satellite launched from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas Agena-D rocket. This geosynchronous satellite was reportedly left in transfer orbit. Other sources indicate a successful mission.

Alternate Names

  • 04418
  • Rhyolite1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1970-06-19
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena D
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 700 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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