Discoverer 13 - Space launch mission detailed information
Discoverer 13 13
10 AUG 1960
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 1E
Discoverer 13 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The lastof five test flights of the Corona KH-1 spy satellite series. It was the first fully successfuly flight of the Discoverer series. It successfuly jetissoned its payload which was recovered in the Ocean by the Navy.
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.