Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Launch of Discoverer 14 satellite, August 18, 1960 on a Thor booster, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Discoverer was a cover name for the secret Corona Program. Discoverer's alternate ID was KH-1 9009.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Astronautics
  • Space flight
  • Rocketry

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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