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Canyon 3

Atlas SLV-3A Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Canyon 3

Type: Government/Top Secret

Canyon was the first series of NRO’s near geostationary ELINT/SIGINT satellites launched under the designation AFP-827 or Program 7500 for NRO’s Program A. They were focussed on communications intelligence (COMINT).


Launch Complex 13

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 13, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Atlas SLV-3A Agena D – Convair

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

The Atlas SLV-3A Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1968-03-04. Atlas SLV-3A Agena D has 11 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 12 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.


United States Air Force – USAF

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