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Nimbus 3

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Nimbus 3

Type: Earth Science

Identical payload to the Nimbus-B meteorological R&D satellite which was lost due to a malfunction in the booster guidance system less than a year before. It was designed to serve as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting meteorological data. It was lost due to a malfunction in the booster guidance system.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 32.9 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 91 T

The Thorad SLV-2G Agena D was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1966-08-09. Thorad SLV-2G Agena D has 29 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 30 launches. Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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