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Midas 5

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Midas 5

Type: Government/Top Secret

Military Defense Alarm System satellite designed to detect ICBMs using 175 infrared detectors. This launch also carried a batch of West Ford needles.


Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Atlas LV-3 Agena B – United States Air Force

Family: Atlas
Length: 20.27 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 130 T

The Atlas LV-3 Agena B was manufactured by United States Air Force with the first launch on . Atlas LV-3 Agena B has 21 successful launches and 8 failed launches with a total of 29 launches. 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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