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Samos-E6 5

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Samos-E6 5

Type: Government/Top Secret

Samos E-6 (Satellite and Missile Observation System) was an attempt to create an medium-resolution reconnaissance satellite with film return via reentry capsule.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

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.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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