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OV1-4 & 5

Atlas D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


OV1-4 & 5

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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

576B3 has witnessed the launch of 7 rockets, including 7 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 742 rocket launches.

576B3

Rocket


Convair SM-65D Atlas

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

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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