Wild Bill 2 and 4 (Aftrack 27/Mission 7202 and Aftrack 33/Mission 7216) were ELINT/SIGINT payloads in the Aftrack program.
Purpose of the Wild Bill ELINT packages was to search for signals from the HEN HOUSE ABM/AES radar that had been seen under construc- tion at Sary Shagan on images obtained by photographic reconnaissance satellites.
While most Aftrack payloads, including Wild Bill, Wild Bill 1 and Wild Bill 3, were integrated in the Agena stage, which was part of an reconnaissance satellite, the Wild Bill 2 and Wild Bill 4 payloads used a free flying Agena stage used to orbit some Poppy satellites.
|Type / Application:||ELINT, SIGINT|
|Configuration:||Instruments on upper stage|
|Orbit:||238 km × 2762 km, 70.34° (#2); 174 km × 813 km, 69.87° (#4)|
|Wild Bill 2 (Aftrack 27, Mission 7202)||1962 βτ 6||13.12.1962||Va 75-1-1||P||Thor-DM21 Agena-D||with Poppy 1A, Poppy 1B, Injun 3, Surcal 2, Calsphere 1|
|Wild Bill 4 (Aftrack 33, Mission 7216)||1963-021A||15.06.1963||Va 75-1-1||P||Thor-DM21 Agena-D||with Poppy 2A (Solrad 6), Poppy 2B, Poppy 2C (RADOSE), LOFTI 2A, Surcal 3|