Discoverer 5 (KH-1 2)

USA


Spacecraft n: 45

USA satellite n: 36

Orig.PL Name: CORONA 9002

Launch data:

Designation00018 / 1959 Eps 1 / 59007A
Launch date13 Aug 1959 - 19:00:08 UT
Launch siteV, LC75-3 pad 4
Launch vehicle Thor-DM18 Agena-A (#192)
Mission 
Earth orbit on 13 Aug 1959:
Perigee / Apogee 217 / 739 km
Inclination 80,00°
Period 94,19 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer  
Mass at launch  1st day 781 kg
then 640 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cone-cylinder
Dimension  6 long 1,5 dia

Decay:

Descent date: 28 Sep 1959
Lifetime: 46 days


Capsule SRV 111

Capsule data:

Designation00026 / 1959 Eps 2 / 59007B
Dry Mass 140 kg
Basic shape  Paraboloid
Dimension  0,6 long 0,9 dia
Earth orbit on 15 Feb 1960:
Perigee / Apogee 218 / 1700 km
Inclination 78,94°
Period 104,27 min

Decay:

Descent date: 11 Feb 1961
Lifetime: 547 days


Ref.: #1, #2, #7, #120 - update: 1.06.05