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Vela 2A & 2B

Atlas Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Vela 2A & 2B

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Vela (meaning “watchman” in Spanish) series of spacecraft were designed to monitor worldwide compliance with the 1963 nuclear test ban treaty.

Location

Launch Complex 13

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 13, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas LV-3 Agena D – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 36 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 155 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg

The Atlas LV-3 Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1963-07-12. Atlas LV-3 Agena D has 15 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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