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P72-2

Atlas F

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


P72-2

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Low-altitude experimental satellite carrying four experiments

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 751 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3W

Rocket


Convair SM-65F Atlas

The SM-65F Atlas, or Atlas-F, was the final operational variant of the Atlas missile, only differing from the Atlas E in the launch facility and guidance package used. It first flew on 8 August 1961, and was deployed as an operational ICBM between 1961 and 1966. Following retirement as an ICBM, the Atlas-F, along with the Atlas-E, 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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