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KH-9A, HEXAGON and KH-9B, HEXAGON RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPACERAFT

“Big Bird” FLIGHTS

© Charles P. Vick 2007 All Rights Reserved

05-24-07

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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-9A & 9B, Launches, also known as the AFP-467, AFP-612, AFP-1900 – P950 A system Flight Record KH-9A, HEXAGON

Spacecraft LV Date Life Apogee Perigee Incl
1. Hexagon T-23D June 15, 1971 52 114 186 96.41
2. Hexagon T-23D Jan. 20, 1972 40 92 213 97.00
3. Hexagon T-23D July 7, 1972 68 108 156 96.88
4. Hexagon T-23D Oct. 10, 1972 90 102 166 96.46
5. Hexagon T-23D March 9, 1973 71 94 167 95.70
6. Hexagon T-23D July 13, 1973 91 97 167 96.21
7. Hexagon T-23D Nov. 10, 1973 123 99 171 96.93
8. Hexagon T-23D April 10, 1974 109 95 177 94.52
9. Hexagon T-23D Oct. 29, 1974 141 100 168 96.69
10. Hexagon T-23D June 8, 1975 150 95 167 96.38
11. Hexagon T-23D Dec. 4, 1975 119 97 145 96.29
12. Hexagon T-23D July 8, 1976 158 99 150 97.00
             
13. Hexagon T-23D June 27, 1977 179 96 148 97.02
14. Hexagon T-23D March 16, 1978 179 99 149 96.43
15. Hexagon T-23D March 16, 1979 190 105 160 96.39
KH-9B, HEXAGON
16. Hexagon T-23D June 18, 1980 261 105 164 96.46
17. Hexagon T-23D May 11, 1982 208 110 162 96.41
18. Hezagon T-34D June 20, 1983 275 105 142 96.45
19 .Hexagon T-34D June 25, 1984 115 105 163 96.43
20. Hexagon t-34D April 18, 1986 Launch Failure      



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