Atlas LV-3A | Samos 3

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

Launch Status
Failure

United States Air Force was scheduled to launch a Atlas LV-3A rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Sat, Sep 9th, 1961, 3:28 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 3W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Failed with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Space Launch Complex 3W, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
United States Air Force

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