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KH-2 CORONA

The KH-2 carried a single panoramic camera. The satellites were designed to deorbit a film capsule (referred to as a "bucket")from space with mid-air recovery of the returning capsule by a specially equipped aircraft. Early systems operated with a single bucket.

KH Designator KH-2
System Corona
Successful Mission Numbers 9013
9017
9019
Period of Operations October 1960-October 1961
Amount of Film (ft) 17,949
No. of Primary Camera Frames 7,246



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