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OV1-3

Atlas D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

OV1-3

Type: Test Flight

The OV1 (Orbiting Vehicle 1) were small research satellite to be launched piggy back on Atlas ICBM test flights. They consisted in general of the OV1 satellite and the OV1-PM propulsion module (or upper stage) to reach orbit.

Location

576B3

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

576B3, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

SM-65D Atlas – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 25.15 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 119 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1400 kg

The SM-65D Atlas was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1959-04-14. SM-65D Atlas has 6 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. The SM-65D Atlas, or Atlas D, was the first operational version of the U.S. Atlas missile. Atlas D was first used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to deliver a nuclear weapon payload on a suborbital trajectory. It was later developed as a launch vehicle to carry a payload to low Earth orbit on its own, and later to geosynchronous orbit, to the Moon, Venus, or Mars with the Agena or Centaur upper stage.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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