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Canyon 5



Canyon 5 was part of the first series of US signals intelligence satellites. It was launched by the US Air Force from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas Agena-D rocket.

Alternate Names

  • 06317
  • Canyon5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1972-12-20
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, 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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