Discoverer 5

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Polar Orbit Space Launch Complex 1W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Discoverer 5 was the fifth in a series of reconnaissance satellites, however, it failed to return its capsule when it was accidentally sent into a higher orbit.

Thor Agena A

Family: Thor
Configuration: Agena A

Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    28.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    53 T
  • Thrust
    667 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Agena A
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Agena A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Agena A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $10700000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    250 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 369 Failures: 37 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 1W


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Atlas V 511
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Falcon 9
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Starlink Group 4-6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Shiyan 13
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LauncherOne
Success
2 weeks ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Falcon 9
Success
3 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Simorgh
Failure
4 weeks, 1 day ago
3 unknown payloads
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

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Long March 3
Success
1 month ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Long March 2D
Success
1 month ago
Tianhui 4
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.