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Copernicus

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Copernicus

Type: Astrophysics

Third Orbiting Astronomical Observatory satellite, equipped with an UV telescope and three X-ray telescopes.

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 21 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 120 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 800 kg

The Atlas SLV-3C Centaur was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1967-09-08. Atlas SLV-3C Centaur has 15 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 17 launches. The Atlas-Centaur was a US expendable launch vehicle derived from the SM-65 Atlas D missile. Launches were conducted from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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