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KH-11 KENNAN

RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPACERAFT FLIGHTS

By © Charles P. Vick 2007 All Rights Reserved

04-24-07

Disclaimer

The opinions and evaluations stated here in are only the author’s and cannot be construed to reflect those of any Government agency, company, institute or association. It is based on public information, circumstantial evidence, informed speculation, and declassified U.S. intelligence community documents, official US government documents and histories, oral histories, interviews and engineering analysis. As with all data regarding the intelligence programs of the US intelligence community, this analysis is subject to revision--and represents a work in progress.

KH-11, KENNON FLIGHTS

Vehicle Date LV Life Apogee Perigee Incl
KH-11-1 Dec. 19, 1976 T-23D 770 329 164 96.9
KH-11-2 June 14, 1978 T-23D 1166 316 171 97.0
KH-11-3 Feb. 07, 1980 T-23D 996 311 192 97.1
KH-11-4 Sept. 3, 1981 T-23D 1177 326 151 97.0
KH-11-5 Nov. 17, 1982 T-23D 1000 322 174 97.0
KH-11-6 Dec. 4, 1984 T-34D >10 yrs 403 186 97.1
KH-11-7 Aug 28, 1985 T-34D failed*      
KH-11-8 Oct. 26, 1987 T-34D 1700? 653 95 97.8
KH-11-9 Nov. 06, 1988 T-34D ? 629 96.9 97.9

*Note: KH-11-7 was lost during launch

 



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