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Discoverer 33



Discoverer 33 was a US Air Force low resolution surveillance satellite. It failed to launch because of a premature launch vehicle shutdown.

Alternate Names

  • Discoverer33
  • KH-3 9026

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1961-10-23
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)


  • Surveillance and Other Military
  • Space Physics
  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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

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