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Hayloft (Aftrack 37)

Hayloft Aftrack 37, or Mission 7210 was an ELINT/SIGINT payload in the Aftrack program.

While most Aftrack payloads were integrated in the Agena stage, which was part of an reconnaissance satellite, the Hayloft payload used a free flying Agena stage which was used to orbit some Poppy satellites.

Hayloft acted as a testbed for the AMIE recorder and KW-26 encryptor to be used later on P-698BK payloads. The SIGINT payload was used for detecting ABM radars.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: ELINT, SIGINT
Configuration: Instruments on upper stage
Propulsion: ?
Power: Batteries
Orbit: 906 km × 932 km, 69.91
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hayloft (Aftrack 37, Mission 7210) 1964-001A 11.01.1964 Va 75-3-5 Thor-SLV2A Agena-D with Poppy 3A (Solrad 7A), Poppy 3B, Poppy 3C (GGSE 1), SECOR 1


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