Discoverer 15 - Space launch mission detailed information
Discoverer 15 15
13 SEP 1960
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 1E
Discoverer 15 was an American optical reconnaissance satellite. The orbital mission was successful but when the capsule was returned it failed to be captured and sank into the ocean.
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.