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Parcae 9A,B,C & MSD 9

Atlas H

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Parcae 9A,B,C & MSD 9

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The Parcae satellites were passive ELINT satellites. MSD satellites were dispensers of triplets of ocean surveillance satellites.

Location


Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3E has witnessed the launch of 48 rockets, including 45 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 749 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3E

Rocket


Convair Atlas H

The Atlas H 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 used to launch five clusters of NOSS satellites for the US National Reconnaissance Office. Two flights also carried LiPS satellites, as secondary payloads for the United States Naval Research Laboratory.

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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