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KH-3 CORONA

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.

KH Designator KH-3
System Corona
Successful Mission Numbers 9022
9023
9025
9028
9029
Period of Operations August 1961-January 1962
Amount of Film (ft) 24,676
No. of Primary Camera Frames 9,918



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