Discoverer 6 (KH-1 3)

USA


Spacecraft n: 47

USA satellite n: 38

Orig.PL Name: CORONA 9003

Launch data:

Designation00019 / 1959 Zet 1/ 59008A
Launch date19 Aug 1959 - 19:24:44 UT
Launch siteV, LC75-3 pad 5
Launch vehicle Thor-DM18 Agena-A (#200)
Mission 
Earth orbit on 19 Aug 1959:
Perigee / Apogee 212 / 848 km
Inclination 84,00°
Period 95,27 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer  
Mass at launch  1st day 783 kg
then 640 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cone-cylinder
Dimension  6 long 1,5 dia

Decay:

Descent date:  20 Oct 1959
Lifetime: 62,0 days

Capsule SRV 105 (#A00017)

Ref.: #1, #2, #7, #120 - update: 30.11.04