Discoverer 8 (KH-1 5)

USA


Spacecraft n: 54

USA satellite n: 43

Orig.PL Name: CORONA 9005

Launch data:

Designation00025 / 1959 Lambda 1 / 59014A
Launch date20 Nov 1959 - 19:25:24 UT
Launch siteV, LC75-3 pad 5
Launch vehicle Thor Agena A (#212)
Mission 
Earth orbit on 20 Nov 1959:
Perigee / Apogee 187 / 1679 km
Inclination 80,65°
Period  103,72 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer  
Mass at launch  1st day 795 kg
then 660 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cone-cylinder
Dimension  6 long 1,5 dia
Solar array  

Decay:

Descent date: 8 Mar 1960
Lifetime: 108,24 days

Capsule SRV 107 (#A00024)

Ref.: #1, #2, #7, #120 - update: 14.03.04