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AgenaIt is a very versatile small American missile, used from 1959 as the second section of the Thor, the Atlas and the Titan for a whole series of satellite launches (for example, the Discoverer series), of lunar probes (Ranger, Lunar Orbiter) and interplanetary (Mariner).

It has also been used as a target vehicle in the first operations of Cita (rendez-vous) and Mooring (docking) in the scope of the Gemini program. In this latest version, "Agena B", the missile had the following characteristics: height, 7 m .; diameter, 1.5 m .; weight with full tanks, 6,800 kg .; pushing power, 7,260 kg.

The Agena missile was manufactured by McDonnel Douglas.


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