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Discoverer 16

NSSDCA ID: DISC16
COSPAR ID: 

Description

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

Alternate Names

  • KH-2 9011
  • Discoverer16

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

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