Discoverer 6 - Space launch mission detailed information
Discoverer 6 6
19 AUG 1959
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 1E
Discoverer 6 was the sixth in a series of reconnaissance satellites, however, it failed to return its capsule when the retrorocket failed to deorbit the capsule.
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.