Nimbus 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
Nimbus 2 2
15 MAY 1966
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 2E
Nimbus 2, the second in a series of second-generation meteorological research-and-development satellites, added an additional medium-resolution infrared radiometer (MRIR) compared to Nimbus 1.
Thor SLV-2A Agena B
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.