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Rhyolite 3



This US Air Force electronics intelligence satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Atlas Agena D rocket. It was placed in a geosynchronous earth orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 10508
  • Rhyolite3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-12-11
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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