The KH-3 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 C-119 aircraft. Early systems operated with a single bucket.
|Successful Mission Numbers||9022
|Period of Operations||August 1961-January 1962|
|Amount of Film (ft)||24,676|
|No. of Primary Camera Frames||9,918|
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