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RTS-1 3

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


RTS-1 3

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Polar Orbit

The RTS-1 (Research Test Series 1), also known as MIDAS-RTS-1 or AFP-461, was an extension to the MIDAS program of early warning 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 742 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3E

Rocket


Convair Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

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

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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