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DMSP-5D2 F6

Atlas E

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


DMSP-5D2 F6

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Military meteorological satellite

Location


Space Launch Complex 3W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3W has witnessed the launch of 81 rockets, including 81 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 759 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3W

Rocket


Convair SM-65E Atlas

The SM-65E Atlas, or Atlas-E, was an operational variant of the Atlas missile. It first flew on 11 October 1960, and was deployed as an operational ICBM from September 1961 until April 1966. Following retirement as an ICBM, the Atlas-E, along with the Atlas-F, was refurbished for orbital launches as the Atlas E/F.

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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