Friday, August 5, 2011

50 YA - More Problems for Discoverer Series

Thor Agena (B model sown).

Fifty years ago on August 3, 1961, the US Air Force launched Discoverer XXVIII with a Corona spy satellite on board. Unfortunately, the system guidance computer failed, and the satellite failed to achieve orbit. I am assuming the launch was made from Vandenburg AF Base in California, but I may be mistaken.

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