|Mission type||Optical reconnaissance|
|Operator||US Air Force/NRO|
|Harvard designation||1962 Alpha Upsilon 1|
|Spacecraft type||KH-5 Argon|
|Launch mass||1,150 kilograms (2,540 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||1 September 1962, 20:39UTC|
|Rocket||Thor DM-21 Agena-B 348|
|Launch site||Vandenberg LC-75-3-5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||26 October 1964|
|Perigee||288 kilometers (179 mi)|
|Apogee||670 kilometers (420 mi)|
FTV-1132, also known as the Corona 9042A, was an American area survey optical reconnaissance satellite which was launched in 1962. It was a KH-5 Argon satellite, based on an Agena-B. The satellite operated successfully, however its film capsule was lost during recovery due to a parachute failure.
The launch of FTV-1132 occurred at 20:39 UTC on 1 September 1962. A Thor DM-21 Agena-B rocket was used, flying from Launch Complex 75-3-5 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Upon successfully reaching orbit, it was assigned the Harvard designation 1962 Alpha Upsilon 1.
FTV-1132 was operated in a low Earth orbit, with a perigee of 288 kilometres (179 mi), an apogee of 670 kilometres (420 mi), 82.8 degrees of inclination, and a period of 94.2 minutes. The satellite had a mass of 1,150 kilograms (2,540 lb), and was equipped with a frame camera with a focal length of 76 millimetres (3.0 in), which had a maximum resolution of 140 metres (460 ft). Images were recorded onto 127-millimeter (5.0 in) film, and returned in a Satellite Recovery Vehicle, before the satellite ceased operations. The Satellite Recovery Vehicle used by FTV-1132 was SRV-600. Following atmospheric reentry, SRV-600 was to have been collected in mid-air by a Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar aircraft, however when this was attempted the parachute separated from the spacecraft, causing the capsule to fall into the sea. FTV-1132 decayed from orbit on 26 October 1964.
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