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Thor Agena A
Thor Agena A - Thor Agena A - COSPAR 1960-M

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Family: Delta. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Department of Defence Designation: SLV-2. Manufacturer's Designation: DSV-2A.

Specifications

Launches: 16. Failures: 6. Success Rate: 62.50% pct. First Launch Date: 21 January 1959. Last Launch Date: 13 September 1960. Liftoff Thrust: 68,040 kgf. Total Mass: 53,130 kg. Core Diameter: 2.4 m. Total Length: 28.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 10.73 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Thor Agena A Chronology


1959 Jan 21 - LV Configuration: Thor s/n 160 / Agena A. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failure.
1959 Feb 28 - - 21:49 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 163 / Agena A s/n 1022. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4.
1959 Apr 13 - - 21:18 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 170 / Agena A s/n 1018. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4.
1959 Jun 3 - - 20:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 174 / Agena A s/n 1020. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. FAILURE: Failure.
1959 Jun 25 - - 22:47 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 179 / Agena A s/n 1023. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. FAILURE: Agena-A failed.
1959 Aug 13 - - 19:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 192 / Agena A s/n 1029. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4.
1959 Aug 19 - - 19:24 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 200 / Agena A s/n 1028. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5.
1959 Nov 7 - - 20:28 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 206 / Agena A s/n 1051. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4.
1959 Nov 20 - - 19:25 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 212 / Agena A s/n 1050. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5.
1960 Feb 4 - - 18:51 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 218 / Agena A s/n 1052. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. FAILURE: Failure.
1960 Feb 19 - - 20:15 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 223 / Agena A s/n 1054. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. FAILURE: Destroyed just after launch due to erratic attitude.Thor guidance error.
1960 Apr 15 - - 20:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 234 / Agena A s/n 1055. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5.
1960 Jun 29 - - 22:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 160 / Agena A s/n 1053. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. FAILURE: Failure.
1960 Aug 10 - - 20:37 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 231 / Agena A s/n 1057. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5.
1960 Aug 18 - - 19:57 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 237 / Agena A s/n 1056. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4.
1960 Sep 13 - - 22:14 GMT. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 246 / Agena A s/n 1058. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5.

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