Each satellite carried a single panoramic camera and a single return vehicle. The last Corona launch was on May 25, 1972.  The first cameras could resolve images on the ground down to 40 feet (12 m) in diameter. + '
Get hand-picked stories from our editors delivered straight to your inbox every day.<\/p>' March 24, 2020, 8:00 AM. Share. Recovery vehicle impacted in Venezuela. Later missions would be able to resolve objects just 5 feet (1.5 m) in diameter. Very successful mission and image quality was good. The overall image quality is good and comparable to the best of past missions. The global database contains more than 900,000 images. After the mission of Discoverer 14, launched on August 18, 1960, its film bucket was successfully retrieved two days later by a C-119 Flying Boxcar transport plane. The Itek camera company, however, proposed to stabilize the satellite along all three axes—keeping the cameras permanently pointed at the earth. }; Power failure and loss of control gas on orbit 33. , The cameras were manufactured by the Itek Corporation. Mission failed. } No date. Gas valve failed. Mission failed. // Does the email match our regex?  A single mission was completed with a 1 foot (0.30 m) resolution but the limited field of view was determined to be detrimental to the mission. An alternative program to the Corona program was named SAMOS. .addClass( 'slideIn' + upOrDown ); Second pan geometry mission. Capsule recovered on orbit 18. $modal.find('.form-row').hide(); If none was found or the corona observed was within acceptable levels, the canisters were certified for use and loaded with fresh film for a launch mission. Version 1.0, 2006 edition, p. 154. break; Cameras operated successfully. Mission failed. All cameras operated satisfactorily. + '