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OAO 1

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

OAO 1

Type: Planetary Science

OAO 1 (Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 1) was a solar-cell-powered satellite instrumented to make precision astronomical observations and to measure the absorption and emission characteristics of the stars, planets, nebulae, and the interplanetary and interstellar media from visible to gamma-ray regions.

Trajectory

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Location

Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

877 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 12, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D – Convair

  • Family: Atlas
  • Length: 36 m
  • Diameter: 3 m
  • Launch Mass: 155 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg

The Atlas SLV-3 Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1964-08-14. Atlas SLV-3 Agena D has 44 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 48 launches. The Atlas-Agena 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 launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Agency

United States Air Force – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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