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OAO 2

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

OAO 2

Type: Astrophysics

OAO 2 (Orbiting Astronomical Observatory), also known as Stargazer, was one of a series of automated astronomical observatories that was ground controllable in orientation and was placed in a low-earth orbit.

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 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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