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SAMOS 9

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-030A

Description

SAMOS 9 was a USAF spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas Agena B rocket. This Satellite and Missile Observation Satellite was a first generation photo surveillance mission that returned radio relay of images. It produced poor results.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Alpha Zeta 1
  • 00342

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-07-18
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena B
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, 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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