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KH-6 8001

NSSDCA ID: P11

Description

KH-6 8000 was a USAF very high resolution surveillance satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thor-Agena rocket. It was the first of three Key-Hole LANYARD launches. The initial stimulus for this very high resolution was suspected ABM sites around Leningrad. This mission was a failure because the Agena guidance system failed.

Alternate Names

  • KH-68001

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-03-18
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1500 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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