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Discoverer 16

NSSDCA ID: DISC16
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Description

Discoverer 16 was a US Air Force first generation low resolution surveillance satellite. The launched failed when the second stage failed to separate.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1960-10-26
    Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
    Mass: 1091 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

    Disciplines

    • Surveillance and Other Military
    • Astronomy

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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