Discoverer 1

USA


Spacecraft n: 35

USA satellite n: 27

Orig.PL Name: CORONA R&D

Launch data:

Designation00013 / 1959 Beta 1 / 59003A
Launch date28 Feb 1959 - 21:49:16 UT
Launch siteVa, LC75-3 pad 4
Launch vehicle Thor-DM18 Agena A (#163)
Mission Military: surveillance
Polar Earth orbit on 28 Feb 1959:
Perigee / Apogee 163? / 968? km
Inclination 89,7?°
Period 96? min



Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Operator ARPA
Mass at launch  618 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cone-cylinder
Dimension  5.73 long 1,52 dia
Propulsion Bell 8048

Decay:

Descent date: 01 Mar 1959 (5 Mar 1959 ?)
Lifetime: 5 days ?

Mission details:


Ref.: #1, #2, #7, #14, #27b, #98, #120 - update: 2.07.04