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Discoverer 28

NSSDCA ID: DISC28
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Description

Discoverer 28 was a low resolution, photo surveillance satellite launched by the US Air Force from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor Agena-A rocket. This KH-2 (KeyHole-2) mission failed when the second stage control system malfunctioned.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-08-03
    Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
    Mass: 1150 kg

    Funding Agency

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

    Disciplines

    • Surveillance and Other Military
    • Astronomy
    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     
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