United States Air Force

KH-7 18

Launch Overview

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May 27, 1965 - 20:48 (+00:00)

May 27, 1965 - 20:48


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB

Mission Details

The Program 206 satellite, carrying the KH-7 (Keyhole 7) camera system (codenamed Gambit-1), was the first successful high resolution space reconnaissance program. It was managed by NRO's Program A, the USAF-led segment of the National Reconnaissance Program managed from Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo, California.

What Is Atlas SLV-3 Agena D?

The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Rocket Overview


Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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