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United States Air Force launch of a Atlas LV-3A | MIDAS 3
Atlas LV-3A | MIDAS 3

United States Air Force launch of a Atlas Agena B Rocket

Launch Status
Success

United States Air Force was scheduled to launch a Atlas Agena B rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Wed, Jul 12th, 1961, 11:11 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 3E Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Atlas Agena B

The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.

United States Air Force