Discoverer 1 - Space launch mission detailed information
Discoverer 1 1
28 FEB 1959
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 1W
Discoverer I was the first of a series of satellites part of the CORONA reconnaissance program. This satellite didn't take a camera or film system as it was intended as a test. There were issues communicating with the satellite during flight with only intermittent signals being read.
Thor Agena A
Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.