Canyon 1 - Space launch mission detailed information
Canyon 1 1
6 AUG 1968
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 13
Canyon was the first series of NRO's near geostationary ELINT/SIGINT satellites launched under the designation AFP-827 or Program 7500 for NRO's Program A. They were focussed on communications intelligence (COMINT).
Atlas SLV-3A 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.