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Discoverer 27



Discoverer 27 was a US Air Force low resolution surveillance satellite. It was destroyed by Range Safety before achieving orbit.

Alternate Names

  • KH-5 9020A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1961-07-22
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1150.0 kg

Funding Agency

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


  • Astronomy
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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