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SAMOS 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-023A

Description

SAMOS 8 was a classified US Air Force first generation high resolution photo surveillance satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard an Atlas Agena-B rocket. This Satellite and Missile Observation Satellite produced poor quality resulted from its radio relay of images.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Psi 1
  • 00307

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-06-17
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena B
Launch Site: Point Arguello, United States
Mass: 1860.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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