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Hitchhiker 1, 2 (P-11 4051, 4201, 4202)

Hitchhiker [USAF]

Four more similar first generation P-11 satellites were launched as classified ELINT subsatellites.

These subsatellites were deployed from the propulsion rack of the Agena-D stage of KH-4 Corona, KH-6 Lanyard and KH-7 Gambit-1 reconnaissance satellites.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: USAF
Contractors: Lockheed
Equipment: ?
Configuration: P-11 bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hitchhiker (1) (P-11 4051) 1963-F03 18.03.1963 Va 75-3-4 F Thor-SLV2A Agena-D with KH-6 1
Hitchhiker 1 (P-11 4201) 1963-025B 27.06.1963 Va 75-1-2 Thor-SLV2A Agena-D with KH-4 22
Hitchhiker 2 (P-11 4202, OPS 3316) 1964-045B 14.08.1964 Va PALC-2-4 Atlas-SLV3 Agena-D with KH-7 10