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KH 8-51



This US Air Force photo surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Titan 3B rocket. It was a KH-8 (Key Hole-8) type spacecraft. Spacecraft engaged in practical application and uses of space technology such as weather or communications.

Alternate Names

  • 12315
  • KH8-51

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-02-28
Launch Vehicle: Titan III-B
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 3000 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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